Bridge Building Videos

Whether you’re interested in learning how engineers hurricane-proof a new bridge or what the first step in building one of these passageways is, these videos will tell you.

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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.


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.
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Extreme Engineering: Balancing a Bridge

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.
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Extreme Engineering: Bridge Iron Work

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.
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Extreme Engineering: Building the Charleston Bridge

Watch how the bridge builders construct a bridge under time constrictions without sacrificing quality in this clip from "Extreme Engineering" on Discovery Channel.
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Extreme Engineering: Constructing a Bridge

Learn some of the challenges when trying to hurricane proof a new bridge in this clip from "Extreme Engineering" on Discovery Channel.
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Extreme Engineering: Hurricane Proofing Bridge

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.
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Extreme Engineering: Old Charleston 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.
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HowStuffWorks Show: Episode 12: Steel Bridges

On TLC's "Understanding," watch eyewitness accounts of the collapse of the Bay Bridge in San Francisco after the Loma Prieta earthquake.
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Understanding: Loma Prieta Earthquake

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