For the first time a team of the of the world famous “Discovery Channel” arrived in Bulgaria to shoot the construction of the bridge at Vidin and Calafat, focusing on the most difficult stage of the construction of the cross-border railway stayed bridge - the production, transportation and assembly of the 250-ton segments of the superstructure of the bridge in the navigable channel of the Danube River.
The four-member team has a rich experience in different countries in America, Europe and Asia. The cameraman Tony Mewse, the director of the film David Coward, the sound-technician Damien Looney and the assistant-producer Ginita Jimenez have shot films in Chile, Panama, Germany, Slovenia, Afghanistan and many other places.
The film about Danube Bridge Vidin-Calafat is from the second series of the hit program “X - Machines”, each of which includes 24 different stories within the eight-hour program – three per every hour. This series aims at showing the most advanced projects in the world and unique technologies for their implementation. The series “X - Machines” is aimed at the engineers and the engineering thought. And while the machines are the stars, the real heroes are the people who make things happen.
The first series of the “X - Machines” program was broadcast two years ago, but it is still among the ten most watched programs of the Discovery Channel in the United Kingdom. The second series, in which the film from Vidin will be included, will be broadcast during the first three months of 2012.