Build it Bigger: San Francisco Bay Bridge DVD

Discovery Education

SKU: DC024536
Format: DVD
Grade Level:
Runtime: 43
Copyright: 2010

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Marc Record

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After almost a decade, California is nearing the crucial end of what has become its most expensive public works project ever, the $6 billion dollar rebuilding and earthquake-proofing of the Bay Bridge. This massive overhaul involves building an entirely new approach into San Francisco, retrofitting the 4.5-mile double suspension bridge with more than 17 million pounds of structural steel and completely replacing the 2.2-mile cantilever bridge with a self-anchored suspension bridge, a skyway, and new touchdown into Oakland. The program examines current construction methods and goals as well as how the city maintains the current bridge until the new structure is complete