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Modern Marvels Superhighways DVD

Modern Marvels Superhighways DVD

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  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: February 28, 2008

The shortest, fastest route from here to there passes at top speed right through this 20-lane examination of the world's biggest slabs of asphalt.

  • The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence.
  • Superhighways over twenty lanes wide are becoming commonplace.
  • For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life.

Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale, MODERN MARVELS® tells the fascinating stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who created everyday items, technological breakthroughs and man-made wonders.

Millions of drivers travel the world's superhighways each year. As the number of drivers multiplies, the pressure on existing roadways increases and demand for SUPERHIGHWAYS grows.

MODERN MARVELS® takes you onsite to see a multi-billion dollar expansion project in Houston, Texas where a stretch of superhighway is being widened to 20 lanes. Then take a ride atop the High-Five, a 12-story, five-level interchange that's become the latest Dallas tourist attraction.

You'll also venture to China to wonder at the 28,000-mile National Trunk Highway System, and then discover how a single distracted driver can cause a major traffic jam. Finally, this ain't Frogger™: play a cutting-edge video game that trains emergency personnel how to unclog a gridlocked superhighway.

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