Nova-Super Bridge

Directed By: Neil Goodwin

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Take a look at "the bridge of the future"--sturdy and stunningly graceful, the new Clark Bridge spans the Mississippi at Alton, Illinois, linking the old river town with the promise of prosperity. "It's beautiful," sighs an old-timer at the grand opening. "I can't imagine how they got those giant cables through the top. I would have liked to be around to see it."

Now, in this two-hour special, you can see how they did it. Play sidewalk supervisor at one of the world's most remarkable and risky bridge projects - a rare example of what is known as cable-stayed design, an innovative variation on the suspension bridge. Zoom in on every phase of the four-year construction (with time out for dredging a sunken barge and weathering the worst Mississippi flood in modern history). See divers lay intricate underwater foundations, builders erect massive towers in frigid temperatures, workers hang huge cables to support the roadway (300 feet up, and just a fraction of an inch to spare), and freak winds threaten to topple the entire structure before the last gaps are closed. Says one contractor of the project's unique challenges, "It's about one step away from going to Las Vegas and rolling dice."


Studio PBS
SKU 204071336
UPC 783421275195
UPC 14 00783421275195
Format DVD
Release Date 5/1/2007
Editors Note
Note A video chronicle of the building of the new Clark Bridge at Alton, Illinois. A risky venture threatened by the elements and the Mississippi River, the cable-stayed design bridge utilizes new techniques to improve structural integrity--provided its builders can get it erected. Produced for Nova.
Neil Goodwin
Name Nova
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Cast & Crew
Thomas Friedman - Screenwriter
Neil Goodwin - Producer
Neil Goodwin - Screenwriter
Neil Goodwin - Director
Technical Info
Catalog ID 27519
UPC 00783421275195
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 56 minutes
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Product Attributes
Actor Nova
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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