Longest Bridge*

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Longest Bridge*

  • 1995 ----- color ----- 29 min ----- vhs
  • (Produced by BBC-TV) The Great Belt Bridge, scheduled for completion in 1998, will have a main span of 1600m, over one mile! The bridge will link Germany, via Denmark, to Sweden. Because of changing size requirements and many postponements, designer Niels Gimserg had to change plans twice. From the longest box-girder construction ever to the longest cable-stayed bridge, and then to a suspension bridge, with the longest span of any kind. Uses footage from the Tacoma Narrows Bridge Failure to illustrate some of the design problems. (Donated by the British Broadcasting System) (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (Architecture, Engineering, Europe, Physics, Transportation)