Modern Marvels: The Mackinac Bridge DVD
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- 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: March 5, 2003
Built between 1954 and 1957 at a cost of $100,000,000, the Mackinac Bridge took the title of world's longest suspension bridge from the Golden Gate. Though it has recently surrendered the honor, it long ago secured its place as one of the most impressive engineering feats of the 20th century.
From the initial plans to a top-to-bottom tour of the bridge today, MODERN MARVELS® tells its story with the help of the people who built and maintain it. See how engineer David B. Steinman's plans called for an 8,614-foot span anchored by two massive towers, and hear from some of the men who toiled for over three years to make this vision a reality. In the end nearly 10,000 men would lend their hard work and expertise to create "Mighty Mac".
With foundations that plunge over 200 feet through silt and mud to find purchase in bedrock to the towers that soar over 500 feet in the air, THE MACKINAC BRIDGE is one of the most extraordinary edifices ever built.