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Abandoned Engineering

Abandoned Engineering

Yesterday 2017

These are some of the most spectacular examples of abandoned engineering the world has ever known. The series explores how and why they were built, consider the financial and social costs of their failure and examine the environmental and ecological impacts. The series also explores how experts came up with plans to make something beautiful or useful from the ruins.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Abandoned Engineering

Abandoned Engineering - S4E5

#1 - Tunnel To The Underworld


Season 4 - Episode 5

A town in West Virginia that fell victim to the pace of change when steam trains became obsolete and an underground complex in Italy that had been abandoned for nearly 2,000 years.

The episode was rated from 13 votes.

Abandoned Engineering - S3E2

#2 - The Underwater Prison


Season 3 - Episode 2

An abandoned prison beneath the water, a tunnel in the heart of a mountain, concrete towers hidden in the woods and a rusting coastal relic.

The episode was rated from 15 votes.

Abandoned Engineering - S4E1

#3 - The World's Strangest Ghost Town


Season 4 - Episode 1

A settlement in Argentina destroyed by floods, a town in the US that has been erased, and a Soviet dream-town that turned into a nuclear nightmare.

The episode was rated from 11 votes.

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#4 - Guernsey Nazi Towers


Season 4 - Episode 3

A little-known dark past explains the vast monolithic structures that dominate the small British island of Guernsey.

The episode was rated from 11 votes.

Abandoned Engineering - S2E4

#5 - Battle of Britain Technology Facility


Season 2 - Episode 4

Learn about the strange-looking, derelict military facilities in Farnborough, which were once wind tunnels that played a vital role in WWII.

The episode was rated from 22 votes.

#6 - The Italian Dam Disaster
Season 2 - Episode 3

An abandoned concrete wall... five strange deserted structures. A lost escape route from nuclear Armageddon... A submerged link to D-day... Once they were at the cutting edge of design and construction, now they lie disused, contaminated and dangerous. But who built them? And why were they abandoned?

The episode was rated from 21 votes.
#7 - America's Jungle City
Season 2 - Episode 6

This week, find out why Fordlandia Rubber Town, a symbol of the American dream first established by Henry Ford in the 1920s, is now left rotting in the Amazonian rainforest. Also, what secrets do the enormous monoliths scattered across a secret forest complex in Eastern Poland hold? And what secrets does a fortified corridor of death with a Cold war past stretching for miles across Hötensleben, Germany hold? And a bizarre structure in South Western France built to speed trade was once at the forefront of design, now lies disused and abandoned, but why?

The episode was rated from 16 votes.
Abandoned Engineering - S3E5
#8 - Germany's D-Day Fortress
Season 3 - Episode 5

A devastated cliff-top ruin, an extraordinarily tall tower, a concrete structure stranded at sea and a heavy metal monster in a field all feature.

The episode was rated from 18 votes.
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#9 - Ghosts of the Swamp
Season 5 - Episode 6

Including an exploration of forgotten relics from the defence of America's homeland, at Fort Jackson, USA, concealed by the banks of the Mississippi River; a concrete behemoth at Lorient Sub Base, on the coast of France, that proved invulnerable to enemy bombardment; and a ghostly ruin at Gwrych that is now home to a haunting presence.

The episode was rated from 10 votes.
Abandoned Engineering - S3E1
#10 - The Desert Ghost Fleet
Season 3 - Episode 1

The programme looks at a mysterious group of rusting ships stranded in an arid desert, a monstrous defensive line on the snow-covered peaks of the Italian Alps, a ghostly collection of buildings, and the sunken remains of a unique vessel.

The episode was rated from 18 votes.

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