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Modern marvels : Architectural wonders. Golden Gate Bridge ; St. Louis Arch

Author: Actuality Productions.; History Channel (Television network); Arts and Entertainment Network.; New Video Group.
Publisher: New York : A & E Television Networks : Marketed and distributed in the U.S. by New Video Group, 2007.
Series: Modern marvels, architectural wonders.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Golden Gate Bridge: Discusses the engineering challenges of the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, now a popular tourist attraction as well as an important traffic artery for the San Francisco area. Discusses how the suspension bridge overcame the problems of the wide span of the bay, the unstable shore, the turbulent tides, and the need for high clearance for ships.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
History
Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Actuality Productions.; History Channel (Television network); Arts and Entertainment Network.; New Video Group.
ISBN: 0767097734 9780767097734
OCLC Number: 143996415
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Originally aired on the History Channel.
"Go behind the scenes of the world's most stunning and awe-inspiring masterpieces of design and function with MODERN MARVELS."
Performer(s): No credits provided.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (100 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: [Disc 1]. Golden Gate Bridge: San Francisco's signature landmark --
Bridging the Golden Gate --
Mighty towers --
Protection from the elements --
Crafting the main cables --
Ensuring the bridge's longevity --
[Disc 2]. St. Louis Arch: Westward expansion --
Architectural competition --
Dangerous new ground --
More technical challenges --
Unique tram system --
A special pride.
Series Title: Modern marvels, architectural wonders.
Other Titles: Golden Gate Bridge
St. Louis Arch
Modern marvels (Television program)
Responsibility: A & E Television Networks ; the History Channel.

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Golden Gate Bridge: Discusses the engineering challenges of the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, now a popular tourist attraction as well as an important traffic artery for the San Francisco area. Discusses how the suspension bridge overcame the problems of the wide span of the bay, the unstable shore, the turbulent tides, and the need for high clearance for ships.

St. Louis Arch: Discusses the engineering challenges of the design and construction of the St. Louis Arch, the largest man-made arch in the world and a symbolic memorial to westward expansion.

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