Overseas Highway DVD
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- 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: September 3, 2003
Travel the 120-mile route that links the Florida Keys with the mainland and see how the vital link was created.
It stretches 120 miles--much of that over water--from Miami to Key West. It is one of the most ambitious and impressive examples of the roadbuilder's art, but it began its life as a railway line.
From Henry Flagler's vision of a link to the keys to the $175 million reconstruction project in the 1980's, MODERN MARVELS® traces the history and explores the engineering accomplishments of the OVERSEAS HIGHWAY. See photos of the route through the decades, including when the first trains ran in 1912, the hurricane damage suffered in 1935 and the road today, which millions of people travel every year. Discover how the famed 7-mile bridge was one of the first of its kind built in the United States, and hear from experts like Linda Figg, president of the Figg Engineering Group, and Frank P. Guyamier of the Florida Department of Transportation.