The Engineering That Built the World

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  • 2021
  • 1 Season
  • 7.5  (51)

The Golden Gate Bridge. The Panama Canal. The Transcontinental Railroad. Iconic structures that have shaped and defined our nation and our world. The Engineering That Built the World tells the stories of the brilliant visionaries behind the most epic builds of the past two centuries. Against insurmountable challenges, these are the unknown tales of rivalries, egos, backdoor politics and the brilliant innovations behind iconic feats of engineering that made the future possible.

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The Hoover Dam
8. The Hoover Dam
November 21, 2021
A hard-driving engineer with a reputation for excellence is on a quest to tame one of the wildest rivers in the United States, bringing much needed water to the arid American West.
Battle of the Bridges
7. Battle of the Bridges
November 21, 2021
Braving treacherous waters 350 feet deep, gale-force winds and earthquakes, obsessed engineer Joseph Strauss and President Herbert Hoover battle side by side to build the two longest suspension bridges of all time in San Francisco: The Golden Gate and the Bay Bridge.
Cable Across the Sea
6. Cable Across the Sea
November 14, 2021
A century before the Internet, two brave visionaries, Collin Perry and Cyrus Field, endure failure and heartache while risking everything to connect the United States to the rest of the world with a cable under the ocean.
Race to the Underground
5. Race to the Underground
November 7, 2021
After the London Underground becomes the first subway system in the world, visionary engineers in New York and Boston vie to build the first one in America. But being first will mean overcoming unprecedented engineering challenges, deadly accidents, fierce political infighting, and the public's fear of the underground. When the dust settles, the American city will never be the same.
The Panama Canal
4. The Panama Canal
October 31, 2021
Two powerful nations--France and America--compete to build a path just 50 miles long that will connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Completing it will cost 30 thousand lives, $600 million dollars, and require overcoming every obstacle imaginable--from mudslides to malaria to bankruptcy.
Road Warriors
3. Road Warriors
October 24, 2021
Two master roadbuilders spend decades struggling to create a highway system that connects every city and town in America. It will be the greatest public works project in history--more expensive than two thousand Hoover Dams, three times longer than the Great Wall of China, and with enough pavement for three round trips to the moon.
Liberty Rising
2. Liberty Rising
October 17, 2021
A little-known 19th-century French artist embarks on a 20-year odyssey to build the tallest statue in the world and erect it on U.S. soil.
Race for the Railroad
1. Race for the Railroad
October 10, 2021
Two rival rail companies, led by Charles Crocker of the Central Pacific and Thomas Durant of the Union Pacific, stop at nothing to best each other.
Description

The Golden Gate Bridge. The Panama Canal. The Transcontinental Railroad. Iconic structures that have shaped and defined our nation and our world. The Engineering That Built the World tells the stories of the brilliant visionaries behind the most epic builds of the past two centuries. Against insurmountable challenges, these are the unknown tales of rivalries, egos, backdoor politics and the brilliant innovations behind iconic feats of engineering that made the future possible.

The Engineering That Built the World is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on October 10, 2021.

Where to Watch The Engineering That Built the World

The Engineering That Built the World is available for streaming on the History website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Engineering That Built the World on demand at Philo, History and Vudu.

  • Premiere Date
    October 10, 2021
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (51)