Impossible Engineering

Behind every seemingly-impossible marvel of modern engineering is a cast of heroic trailblazers who pioneered new building techniques, took risks on untested materials and revolutionized their field.
Starring
Mike Bratton
Genres
Documentary
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Mega Bridge
    April 13 2015
    43min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The Rion-Antirion Bridge is an engineering colossus, spanning almost two miles. Engineers had to design a structure that could withstand deep water, hurricane-force winds and one of the most active earthquake zones on Earth.
  2. 2. Ultimate Warship
    April 20 2015
    43min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier has a surface area larger than two soccer fields, and is stocked with cutting edge F-35 fighter jets.
  3. 3. Skyscraper of the Future
    May 11 2015
    43min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Soaring more than 2,000 feet into the sky, the Shanghai Tower is the second tallest building in the world and a futuristic engineering marvel. Cutting-edge technology means that the building's occupants will never feel it sway.
  4. 4. Ultimate Airport
    May 18 2015
    43min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The Kansai International Airport in Osaka Bay, Japan, sits on the largest man-made island in the world. Engineers had to construct an artificial island on top of clay seabed to make this daring engineering project a success.
  5. 5. World's Fastest Train
    May 25 2015
    43min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The Shanghai Maglev is the fastest passenger train in operation on the planet. Engineers designed a train that can levitate and reach a phenomenal top speed of 268 mph.
  6. 6. World's Largest Plane
    June 1 2015
    43min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A mammoth Airbus A380 is stripped down as part of a regular service appointment, exposing the engineering that has redefined the limits of modern aviation.

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2015
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