With a main span more than a quarter of a mile long, two concrete towers soaring 400 feet above the Mississippi River and four great fans of steel cable stays, the new US Highway 82 bridge near Greenville, Miss., is one of the largest cable stayed bridges in the world today.
The construction of this spectacular new crossing over America's most storied river will be documented in a one-hour television program, "Second Crossing: The Mississippi Delta's Landmark Bridge," currently in production. The documentary will be narrated by Nashville recording artist and Greenville native Steve Azar (www.steveazar.com).
The documentary was commissioned by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) and is being produced by HNTB Corporation of Kansas City, Mo., the designer and consulting engineer for the new bridge and also for the existing U.S. Highway 82 bridge -- the first crossing, which was completed in 1940. The documentary will be completed in the summer of 2010.
Press contacts and resources:
For HNTB Corporation: Jeff Reed, Writer/Producer, (816)527-2549 or firstname.lastname@example.org