Impossible Engineering

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. Brand new series, ‘Impossible Engineering', is a tribute to their achievements. Each episode details how giant structures, record-beating buildings, war ships and space crafts are built and work. As the show revels in these modern day creations, it also leaps back in time to recount the stories of the exceptional engineers whose technological advances made it all possible. How would they have ever existed without the historical work of their ancestors? Interviews with their great advocates bring engineering history to life and retell how these incredible accomplishments shaped the modern world.

Show Info

Network: United States Science (2015 - now)
Schedule: Thursdays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary

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NYC Monster Train

Episode 6x05; May 29, 2019

New York City is building an 11 billion dollar construction project to extend the busy Long Island Railroad, and using brand-new technology, engineers and builders blast bedrock to create a vast tunnel below Grand Central Terminal.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
6x04: Himalaya Mega BridgeMay 22, 2019
6x03: Monster of the AndesMay 15, 2019
6x02: The Trains That Built AmericaMay 8, 2019
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