|7742||BRIDGES*||BRIDGES*||2000||color||55 min||vhs|| (From the PBS series Building Big) How does a bridge withstand the forces of nature and traffic? Host David Macaulay takes viewers from the stone arch bridges of the Roman Empire to Japan's giant, all-steel Akashi Kaikyo suspension bridge, the longest in the world. Through the epic sagas of the Brooklyn, Golden Gate, and other great bridges, Macaulay shows how engineers have conquered ever-wider spans with better construction materials and innovative designs. Hiighlights include the Brooklyn Bridge, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Japan's Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Gustave Eiffel's Garabit Bridge, Scotland's Firth of Forth Railway Bridge.
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