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Extreme Engineering: Balancing a Bridge
When building a brand new bridge, it's important to build it in balance. Learn about the giant task of bridge building in this clip from "Extreme Engineering" on Discovery Channel.
Extreme Engineering: Bridge Iron Work
Building a large steel bridge is much like a ballet. It's a dance between man, machine and monster chunks of steel. Watch this delicate balance in "Extreme Engineering" on Discovery Channel.
Extreme Engineering: Building the Charleston Bridge
Steel workers are building a new bridge in Charleston, South Carolina. Learn about the new engineering feats and design in this clip from "Extreme Engineering" on Discovery Channel.
Extreme Engineering: Constructing a Bridge
Watch how the bridge builders construct a bridge under time constrictions without sacrificing quality in this clip from "Extreme Engineering" on Discovery Channel.
Extreme Engineering: Hurricane Proofing Bridge
Learn some of the challenges when trying to hurricane proof a new bridge in this clip from "Extreme Engineering" on Discovery Channel.
Extreme Engineering: Old Charleston Bridges
The old bridges of Charleston, South Carolina are accidents waiting to happen. Learn about the challenges for both ships and cars, and how engineers plan to solve them in this clip from "Extreme Engineering" on Discovery Channel.
HowStuffWorks Show: Episode 12: Steel Bridges
Bridges such as the Golden Gate Bridge would have been impossible to build without steel. Learn some of the benefits of steel compared to other bridge building materials on Discovery Channel's "HowStuffWorks" show.
Understanding: Bridge Movement
On TLC's "Understanding," computers are used to design and create bridge elasticity or movement which is an essential component of protection from disasters.
Understanding: Loma Prieta Earthquake
On TLC's "Understanding," watch eyewitness accounts of the collapse of the Bay Bridge in San Francisco after the Loma Prieta earthquake.
Understanding: Tacoma Narrows Bridge
On TLC's "Understanding," wind pressure caused violent waving of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge earning it the nickname "Galloping Gertie." The bridge collapsed four months after opening because it did not have an aerodynamic design.
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