- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: February 7, 2001
It - or more properly, they, for there are two parallel crossings - stretches 17 miles from mainland Virginia to the peninsula on the far side of the vast Chesapeake Bay. Originally conceived in 1957, the man made boundary between the bay and the Atlantic Ocean has been hailed as one of the seven engineering wonders of the modern world.
MODERN MARVELS® tells the inside story of this awe-inspiring project, examining the original plans, showcasing footage of both major periods of construction (the original crossing was made in the `50s and `60s, the second in the `90s) and meeting with the people in charge of operating and maintaining the vast system. Find out how the revolutionary sunken tube tunnels work and see how they are integrated into a system with 2 two-lane highways supported on trestles, 4 man-made islands, one natural island and two truss bridges.
This is the comprehensive chronicle of one of the most ambitious engineering projects ever attempted, the CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE & TUNNEL.