Nova: Super Bridge

Nova: Super Bridge



In Nova: Super Bridge, Nova checks out the rebuilding of the old Clark Bridge at Alton, IL. No longer structurally sound for its usual load of traffic across the Mississippi, the bridge had to be redesigned with new parameters. Engineers, construction crews, contractors, and surveyors faced the challenge of tower construction strong enough to support the weight of traffic, the road, and the bridge itself. In addition, the bridge should not hinder barge traffic below and the entire project had to come in under budget, as well as look aesthetically pleasing.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/01/2007
UPC: 0783421275195
Original Release: 1997
Rating: NR
Source: Wgbh
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:53:00

Special Features

Access to the NOVA website; Scene selection; Closed captions

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- NOVA: Super Bridge
1. Introduction [1:11]
2. The Different Kinds of Bridges [13:29]
3. Phase One: The Foundations [18:51]
4. Phase Two: The Towers [18:45]
5. Phase Three: The Illinois Approach [4:26]
6. Phase Four: The Cable Stays [15:02]
7. Phase Five: The Road Deck [12:18]
8. Phase Six: Closing the Gaps [13:53]
9. Phase Seven: The Race to Finish [14:48]

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