Modern Marvels

Season 10 Episode 7

Mackinac Bridge

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 05, 2003 on The History Channel
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Mackinac Bridge
Until recently, the Mackinac Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world. One of the top engineering marvels of the 20th century, the bridge spans the 4-mile wide straits of Mackinac, where Lakes Huron and Michigan come together. The Mighty Mac connects the pastoral northern mainland of Michigan with the state's heavily forested Upper Peninsula and stands as a testament to the dreams, determination, and hard work of a small few who created a true masterpiece of modern engineering.moreless
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    • TRIVIA (4)

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Narrator: A swinging modern masterpiece at home in the deep woods. Taking four years to complete, it became a man made link that connects the divided state of Michigan. Now, the Mackinac Bridge, on Modern Marvels.

    • NOTES (2)

      • James H. Ecker
        Chief Engineer (Ret) Mackinac Bridge

        Mark Howell
        Filmmaker, "Building the Mighty Mac"

        Robert J. Sweeney
        Executive Secretary, Mackinac Bridge

        Kim Nowack
        Chief Engineer, Mackinac Bridge

        Lawrence A. Rubin
        Exec. Secretary (1950-1983), Mackinac Bridge

        Prentiss M. Brown Jr
        Son of Prentiss M. Brown

        J.C. Stilwell
        Ironworker, Mackinac Bridge

        Mike Gleason
        Ironworker, Mackinac Bridge

        James Sweeney
        Ironworker, Mackinac Bridge

        Edward L. Tallman
        Ironworker, Mackinac Bridge

      • Executive Producer: Don Cambou
        Writer: Robert E. Ziel
        Producer: Robert E. Ziel
        Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis
        Narrator: Max Raphael
        Editor: Jason Steinberg
        Producer: Bruce Nash
        Creator: Bruce Nash
        Music: Alan Ett
        Production Manager: Kathlene Exner
        Post Production Manager: Gary Reid
        Clearance Supervisor: Katie Del Core
        Director of Research: Hildie Katibah
        Production Auditor: Dani Eslin
        Assistant Production Accountant: Linda Scribner
        Assistant Production Accountant: Dennis Luciani
        Production Coordinator: James Wiser
        Production Assistant: David Falciani
        Assistant Editor: Scott R. Martin
        Post Production Coordinator: Danny Kim
        Post Production Assistant: Laura Steinhoff
        Researcher: Beata Genin
        Voice over Coordinator: Beata Genin
        Camera: Richard Brauer
        Field Audio: Jim Wrocklage
        Online Editor: Bruce Ochmanek
        Sound Mixer: Paul Ray
        Animation: Scott Boyer
        Animation: Cinema Pacific
        Historical Consultant: Lawrence A. Rubin
        Historical Consultant: The Mackinac Bridge Authority
        Footage Consultant: Ted Troll

        Special Thanks:
        Mark Kinjorski
        Jim Laakko
        The Mackinac Bridge Authority
        The Mackinaw Bridge Museum
        Mama Mia's Pizzeria
        Bob Smiley, Triple J. Enterprises

        Executive Producer: Beth Dietrich-Segarra
        Produced by Actuality Productions, INC

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