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Tram Story


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Portland’s aerial tram which connects the two campuses for Oregon’s Health and Science University was controversial. Spanning over 3000 feet and almost 500 feet high the tram crosses both I-5 and city streets. Watch how this technological challenge was met by tram builders who resemble old world craftsmen in this highly specialized field.

First Broadcast: 2007
Producer: Jim Newman

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Mars Rover; Pond Turtles; Tram Story; Ironworkers (1810)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1810
Original Broadcast: February 15, 2007