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Title Big bigger biggest : bridge
Published 2009


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 WATERFT ART&ARCH  725.98 Bre/Bbb  2009/05/02  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Summary "The longest suspension bridge in the world stretching unsupported for nearly two miles over the Akashi Strait is the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in Japan. This film reveals how seven ingenious technological breakthroughs have led to the development of this super-structure. From robots that paint it to the wires supporting its deck long enough to stretch over seven times around the world - to its earthquake proof towers. We reveal how the bridge is made from over a quarter of a million tons of steel, how its 28,000 ton cables are anchored into the riverbanks, and how the engineers built a scale model of the bridge 40 metres long to test how its design would stand up to typhoon winds of up to 180 miles per hour. Using a mix of stunning CGI animation and on-location filming, this film reveals the innovations that changed Bridge design forever and enabled them to grow in size and scale …from big to bigger into the Akashi Kaikyo the Worlds biggest." -- website
Notes Off-air recording of National Geographic Channel broadcast May 2, 2009. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
Credits Producer & director: Ian Bremner
Performer Narrator: John Michie
Notes DVD
No rating given
Subject Bridges -- Design and construction
Bridges -- Foundations and piers -- Design and construction
Author Bremner, Ian
Michie, John
National Geographic Channel (Television station)