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Engineering Catastrophes

Engineering Catastrophes

Science 2018

From the hilarious to the mind-boggling, from the deadly to the bank-busting, witness some of the most outrageous structural disasters and the genius resolutions to get things back on track.

Warning: the following content contains spoilers!

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The 10 Best Episodes of Engineering Catastrophes

Engineering Catastrophes - S3E10

#1 - Deepwater Disaster (Season 3 - Episode 10)

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig drilled into the deepest oil reserves on the planet, but a sudden explosion on-board led to the worst oil spill in history; experts reveal what went wrong and how cutting-edge science finally fixed this catastrophe.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 14 votes.

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Engineering Catastrophes - S3E6

#2 - Houston's Hurricane Hell (Season 3 - Episode 6)

When Hurricane Harvey hits Houston, the city is overwhelmed by four feet of rain in four days, causing catastrophic flooding and billions of dollars in damage; experts use cutting-edge tech to discover what went wrong and how it can be fixed.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 14 votes.

Engineering Catastrophes - S3E8

#3 - Boston's Big Dig Disaster (Season 3 - Episode 8)

Boston's Big Dig was one of the most ambitious engineering projects in history, but in 2006, a fatal collapse in one of its tunnels put the ambitious project in doubt; experts reveal what caused this engineering disaster and how it was fixed.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 14 votes.

Engineering Catastrophes - S5E6

#4 - New York Disaster Crane (Season 5 - Episode 6)

A disastrous crane collapse falls across a landmark bridge in New York.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 10 votes.

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Engineering Catastrophes - S3E9

#5 - Olympic Stadium Fiasco (Season 3 - Episode 9)

Montreal's Olympic Stadium was an ambitious engineering project with a striking Space Age design, but it's distinctive roof has caused over one billion dollars in cost overruns; experts reveal what went wrong and how cutting-edge science can fix it.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 15 votes.

Engineering Catastrophes - S4E1

#6 - Mayhem in Minneapolis (Season 4 - Episode 1)

A design flaw leaves 13 dead in a horrifying Minneapolis bridge collapse.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 10 votes.

Engineering Catastrophes - S3E1

#7 - Curse of the Swamp Monster (Season 3 - Episode 1)

When an oil rig in Louisiana drills into something unexpected, a cataclysmic event is unleashed, causing a lake to suddenly disappear; experts use the latest science to investigate what went wrong and how it can be fixed.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 17 votes.

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Engineering Catastrophes - S3E11

#8 - Apollo 13: The Secret Evidence (Season 3 - Episode 11)

New science reveals the inside story of the Apollo 13 disaster, and using the latest evidence, experts reveal what really went wrong and how NASA saved the lives of the three astronauts stranded in space in a life-or-death race against the clock.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 14 votes.

Engineering Catastrophes - S3E7

#9 - Chicago's Tower of Terror (Season 3 - Episode 7)

When the innovative design of an iconic Chicago skyscraper leads to tragedy, experts must apply cutting-edge tech and the latest engineering methods to fix an urgent, life-or-death problem.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 11 votes.

Engineering Catastrophes - S2E3

#10 - Nightmare on Main Street (Season 2 - Episode 3)

A railroad bridge on the edge of disaster, a nightmare in a fairy-tale town, and a massive cathedral in calamity are engineering catastrophes in need of repair, and experts use cutting-edge technology to reveal if they can be fixed.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 10 votes.

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Engineering Catastrophes - S2E4

#11 - The Towering Inferno (Season 2 - Episode 4)

A skyscraper causing hellish heat in downtown Dallas, a swarm of sinkholes, and a landmark with a fatal secret are engineering catastrophes in need of repair, and experts use cutting-edge technology to reveal what went wrong and if they can be fixed.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 12 votes.

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Engineering Catastrophes - S4E4

#12 - Terror in Texas (Season 4 - Episode 4)

Experts uncover what triggered a fatal malfunction at a Texas oil refinery.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 10 votes.

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Engineering Catastrophes - S5E2

#13 - Arizona Railroad Inferno (Season 5 - Episode 2)

A railroad inferno takes down a historic river crossing in Arizona.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 16 votes.

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Engineering Catastrophes - S5E1

#14 - San Francisco Freeway Fire (Season 5 - Episode 1)

A freeway intersection erupts in flames and collapses in San Francisco.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 13 votes.

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Engineering Catastrophes - S5E3

#15 - Cincinnati Demolition Disaster (Season 5 - Episode 3)

A routine bridge demolition in Cincinnati goes disastrously wrong.

The episode was rated 7.44 from 16 votes.

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Last updated: jan 18, 2023

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