- Additional Details
- Format: 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 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.