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Modern Marvels: Engineering Disasters 8 DVD

Modern Marvels: Engineering Disasters 8 DVD

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  • Format: Closed-captioned, 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: October 5, 2004

A Connecticut bridge collapse, a famous flood and the death of a golfer highlight the latest episode of the popular MODERN MARVELS sub-series.

Successes are impressive, but failures often contribute more to our knowledge. Nowhere is this more evident than in engineering, where a simple miscalculation can prove disastrous, and it is almost impossible to hide the consequences.

Join MODERN MARVELS® for a devastating hour as we delve into complex and often-tragic failures that have shaped our world. Five dramatic events unfold: the 1983 collapse of New England's Mianus Bridge; the sinking of the Ocean Ranger offshore oil rig in 1982; the crash of a Learjet 35 carrying pro golfer Payne Stewart; the 19th-century failure of South Fork Dam that resulted in the flooding of Johnstown, Pennsylvania; and the 1988 PEPCON jet fuel plant explosion.

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