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This science and technology documentary TV show premiered in 2015. In this show, seemingly impossible feats of engineering are explored throughout the entire world. Discover how bridges that can withstand hurricane force winds and massive earthquakes are constructed over deep water in an earthquake prone zone in Greece. Learn the ins and outs of the engineering work that is done to construct such seemingly impossible structures.

Mondays 8:00 PM et/pt on Science
1 Season, 52 Episodes
April 13, 2015
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Mike Bratton
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Impossible Engineering Full Episode Guide

  • The skinniest skyscraper in the world will soon become New York's third tallest, and using an innovative, gravity-defying design, this colossal megastructure is breaking all the rules of engineering.

  • The F-35 is the most advanced fighter jet on the planet, and special access into the most expensive military program ever reveals how engineers use cutting-edge technology to outfit this 1,200 mile-per-hour aircraft with a state-of-the-art stealth system.

  • A team of engineers are overhauling London's underground infrastructure to build a world-class sewer system, and using cutting-edge tech and the latest construction methods, they work to transform a centuries-old network into a modern-day masterpiece.

  • The man-made islands of Dubai are modern-day engineering marvels that turn the Arabian Sea into high-priced real estate, and today, a team of expert engineers uses cutting-edge technology to build a brand-new city district where there was once only water.

  • Engineers at Virgin are building the world's first hyperloop train system, a high-speed technology that uses magnetic levitation to travel over 600 miles per hour.

  • New York City is building an 11 billion dollar construction project to extend the busy Long Island Railroad, and using brand-new technology, engineers and builders blast bedrock to create a vast tunnel below Grand Central Terminal.

  • Experts use cutting-edge tech and bold engineering to build a record-breaking bridge that spans a deadly chasm in a remote section of the Himalayas. When completed, it will be the world's tallest railway bridge, towering almost 1,200 feet high.

  • When engineers built a cutting-edge railroad to navigate the South American Andes, they use cutting-edge tech and engineering to conquer its deadly heights,and this trailblazing train sets new records on one of the most dangerous routes in the world.

  • Details behind some of the most technically advanced structures are revealed.

  • When engineers built railroads across the swamps of New Orleans, they had to use cutting-edge technology and methods to get it done, and these extreme trains attest to the innovative engineering required to conquer the most challenging water environments.

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