- 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: 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.