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Building Big: Bridges
Building Big Bridges
Actor: David Macaulay
Director: Larry Klein
Genres: Kids & Family, Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
NR     2004     1hr 6min

Discover the world?s greatest spans and the people who created them. What enables a simple arch bridge to support such great weight? What holds up a suspension bridge? Bridge the world with award-winning author-illustrato...  more »

     
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Actor: David Macaulay
Director: Larry Klein
Genres: Kids & Family, Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Kids & Family, Transportation, Television, Educational, Science & Technology
Studio: WGBH Boston
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/26/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 6min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Another Amazing Human Accomplishment
Jeffery Mingo | Homewood, IL USA | 12/05/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Humans are really impressive. We reached the Americas more than 10,000 years ago. We built the pyramids and the Hoover Dam. We've cured a huge number of diseases. And this documentary shows how impressive it is that we found ways to build huge bridges.

Unlike many documentaries that ground all things in Ancient Egypt or the Renaissance, this documentary mentioned Roman bridges and then jumped to the 1800s. (It's a bit Eurocentric in that Incan bridges and bridges from other cultures don't come up.) I learned that "compression" is the opposite of "tension." Gustave Eiffel not only built his Tower, but he built an important bridge as well.

For American history enthusiasts, this goes into many facts about the Brooklyn and Golden Gate Bridges. This may really inspire young students who want to become engineers or architects."