Female Iron Worker: Working in an all-male field (VIDEO).

Woman of Iron: What's Attractive and Challenging in Joining a Predominantly Male Industry

Woman of Iron: What's Attractive and Challenging in Joining a Predominantly Male Industry

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March 2 2015 7:06 AM

Iron Woman

What’s attractive and challenging about joining an all-male field.

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She works on New York’s iconic Brooklyn Bridge, where death stands offstage waiting for an ill-timed cue. In the video above, meet a woman who is part of the 4 percent of female ironworkers in the nation. Julia Murray is an artist, a jewelry maker, and a death-defying welder.

Correction, March 2, 2015: The headline to this video originally misstated that there are only two female iron workers in New York. There are many.

Elori Kramer is a freelance video producer and editor based in Brooklyn. See more of her work here.