7.4
25 votes
Impossible Engineering

Impossible Engineering

Science 2015

Impossible Engineering looks at the history of pioneering modern-day mega structures. Behind every seemingly impossible marvel of modern engineering is a cast of historic trailblazers who designed new building techniques, took risks on untested materials and revolutionised their field.It is a tribute to their achievements. Each episode details how giant structures, record-beating buildings, and the world’s most cutting-edge ships, trains and planes are built and work using 3D graphics, archive and specially shot footage. As this series revels in these modern day creations, it leaps back in time to recount the stories of the exceptional engineers whose technological advances made it all possible.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Impossible Engineering

Impossible Engineering - S1E4

#1 - Ultimate Airport

8.21

Season 1 - Episode 4

The Kansai International Airport in Osaka Bay, Japan, is built on the largest man-made island in the world. Discover how engineers built an artificial island on top of clay seabed.

The episode was rated from 34 votes.

Impossible Engineering - S5E6

#2 - Underwater Mega Tower

8.17

Season 5 - Episode 6

One of the most cutting-edge buildings in the world is a 16-story hotel built on the cliffs of an abandoned quarry, and using the latest science and tech, engineers race to build this innovative mega-structure with two underwater floors.

The episode was rated from 18 votes.

Impossible Engineering - S2E4

#3 - World's Most Powerful Dam

8.13

Season 2 - Episode 4

A look at how engineers reshaped a river to build China's Three Gorges Dam, the largest and heaviest concrete structure on earth.

The episode was rated from 48 votes.

Impossible Engineering - S5E4

#4 - Skyscrapers of the Deep

8.06

Season 5 - Episode 4

To build the London Array, the world's biggest offshore wind farm, engineers and builders brave the deadly waters of the North Sea; using the latest science and tech, these innovators construct 175 towering turbines that can withstand the most hellish conditions.

The episode was rated from 16 votes.

Impossible Engineering - S9E2

#5 - World’s Greatest Waterworks

7.93

Season 9 - Episode 2

Engineers in China are constructing the largest and most ambitious water transfer project in human history, defying nature to move vast quantities of water from the south to the dry north in Beijing, all without the use of pumping stations.

The episode was rated from 14 votes.

Impossible Engineering - S5E5
#6 - The Real Iron Man Suit
7.92
Season 5 - Episode 5

An ambitious team of engineers has created an Iron Man-like jet suit that can propel the user over 30 miles per hour, and using cutting-edge technology, these visionaries have made dreams of the distant future a reality.

The episode was rated from 12 votes.
Impossible Engineering - S6E2
#7 - The Trains That Built America
7.88
Season 6 - Episode 2

The first railroads in the United States were engineering marvels built to conquer America's deadliest places. Using cutting-edge science, engineers and builders changed the nation by connecting the California frontier with the rest of the country.

The episode was rated from 16 votes.
Impossible Engineering - S1E5
#8 - World's Fastest Train
7.84
Season 1 - Episode 5

The Shanghai Maglev is the fastest passenger train in operation in the world. Uncover how engineers are able to design a train that could levitate, and reach a remarkable top speed of 268 mph.

The episode was rated from 38 votes.
#9 - Chernobyl's Toughest Fix
7.82
Season 5 - Episode 1

The Chernobyl disaster created one of the world's deadliest places, and as the temporary fix around the damaged reactor begins to fail, engineers race to build a cutting-edge structure to contain the contamination that could threaten the world.

The episode was rated from 17 votes.
Impossible Engineering - S2E3
#10 - Ultimate Football Stadium
7.81
Season 2 - Episode 3

The AT&T Stadium in Texas is home to the Dallas Cowboys and the world's largest retractable roof. This $1.2 billion stadium can house over 100,000 fans, and we'll go inside how this engineering feat was built.

The episode was rated from 32 votes.

Last updated: oct 10, 2021

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Season listings seem to be all wrong with duplicate episodes in seasons 2, 3 and 4 ?

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