History's Greatest Blunders: America's Greatest Port Disaster/Great Bridge Disasters


60m 1999

Brief Synopsis

A look at technological flaws and human mistakes that led to disaster. The first part looks at the explosion of an ammo ship at the port of Texas City on April 16, 1947, leading to the death of 750 people and $100 million in damage. The second part shows in detail the results of poorly constructed b

Film Details

Also Known As
History Alive (12/13/99)
Release Date
1999

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

Synopsis

A look at technological flaws and human mistakes that led to disaster. The first part looks at the explosion of an ammo ship at the port of Texas City on April 16, 1947, leading to the death of 750 people and $100 million in damage. The second part shows in detail the results of poorly constructed bridges and spans, concentrating on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge disaster.

Film Details

Also Known As
History Alive (12/13/99)
Release Date
1999

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

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