The BEST episodes of Engineering Catastrophes

Every episode of Engineering Catastrophes ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Engineering Catastrophes!

Last Updated: 1/30/2023Network:Science Channel
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Deepwater Disaster
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7.93
14 votes

#1 - Deepwater Disaster

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/11/2019

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.

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Houston's Hurricane Hell
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7.86
14 votes

#2 - Houston's Hurricane Hell

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/6/2019

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.

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Boston's Big Dig Disaster
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7.79
14 votes

#3 - Boston's Big Dig Disaster

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/20/2019

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.

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Calamity Comes To Canada
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7.75
8 votes

#4 - Calamity Comes To Canada

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/14/2021

Engineers investigate a deadly design flaw at a Canadian shopping mall.

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New York Disaster Crane
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7.70
10 votes

#5 - New York Disaster Crane

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/29/2021

A crane disastrously falls across two lanes of traffic during construction work on a landmark bridge in New York City.

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Leaning Towers of Terror
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7.60
10 votes

#6 - Leaning Towers of Terror

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/19/2018

A city with hundreds of leaning buildings, the world's scariest airport and the world's biggest sewage pipe harbor engineering disasters in need of repair; experts use cutting-edge technology to reveal if they can be fixed.

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Olympic Stadium Fiasco
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7.60
15 votes

#7 - Olympic Stadium Fiasco

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/4/2019

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.

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Mayhem in Minneapolis
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7.60
10 votes

#8 - Mayhem in Minneapolis

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/9/2021

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

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Nightmare in New Orleans
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7.60
10 votes

#9 - Nightmare in New Orleans

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/21/2021

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Curse of the Swamp Monster
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7.59
17 votes

#10 - Curse of the Swamp Monster

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/2/2019

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.

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Apollo 13: The Secret Evidence
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7.57
14 votes

#11 - Apollo 13: The Secret Evidence

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/18/2019

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.

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Chicago's Tower Of Terror
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7.55
11 votes

#12 - Chicago's Tower Of Terror

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/13/2019

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.

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Arizona Railroad Inferno
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7.50
16 votes

#13 - Arizona Railroad Inferno

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/1/2021

A devastating railroad inferno takes down a vital route on a historic river crossing in Arizona; using the latest cutting-edge tech, experts investigate the remaining incinerated evidence to determine what caused such a disastrous derailment.

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Terror in Texas
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7.50
10 votes

#14 - Terror in Texas

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/7/2021

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

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The Towering Inferno
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7.50
12 votes

#15 - The Towering Inferno

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/1/2018

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.

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Nightmare on Main Street
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7.50
10 votes

#16 - Nightmare on Main Street

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/25/2018

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.

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Death Ray Skyscraper
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7.46
13 votes

#17 - Death Ray Skyscraper

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/26/2018

A skyscraper so dangerous that it can melt cars, a bridge fiasco, and a stadium roof on the brink of disaster are engineering catastrophes in need of repair, and experts use cutting-edge technology to reveal if they can be fixed.

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San Francisco Freeway Fire
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7.46
13 votes

#18 - San Francisco Freeway Fire

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/24/2021

Catastrophe strikes as one of America's most vital freeway intersections erupts in flames and completely collapses in San Francisco; experts use the latest science to investigate how an overturned tanker truck spawned a devastating inferno.

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Cincinnati Demolition Disaster
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7.44
16 votes

#19 - Cincinnati Demolition Disaster

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/8/2021

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Terror in Tacoma
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7.43
14 votes

#20 - Terror in Tacoma

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/23/2019

After a giant suspension bridge begins to violently rock, it suddenly collapses, marking one of the most iconic engineering disasters of all time; using the latest science, experts reveal what went so catastrophically wrong at the Tacoma Narrows bridge.

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Quake of Christchurch
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7.43
7 votes

#21 - Quake of Christchurch

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/4/2023

Tragedy strikes the heart of a city as an earthquake wipes out a building full of people in Christchurch, New Zealand; experts investigate an inadequate structural design and weakness in critical supporting columns.

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Atlantic City Casino Collapse
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7.42
12 votes

#22 - Atlantic City Casino Collapse

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/22/2021

Atlantic City Casino Collapse: A catastrophic construction disaster causes a casino parking garage to collapse with fatal consequences in Atlantic City; experts investigate and uncover evidence of missing reinforcements vital for structural stability using the latest science.

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Hell Tower NYC
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7.40
15 votes

#23 - Hell Tower NYC

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/11/2018

A New York City skyscraper that could topple at any moment; a city street that suddenly collapses; a modern-day crisis at Pisa's Leaning Tower; experts use cutting-edge technology to reveal if they can be fixed.

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Hell Fire USA
star
7.38
13 votes

#24 - Hell Fire USA

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/15/2018

A fire in an American town that has been burning since 1962; a massive flood threatens Chicago's iconic skyscrapers; a town swallowed by the sea; experts use cutting-edge technology to reveal what went wrong and if they can be fixed.

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Nightmare in Florida
star
7.36
14 votes

#25 - Nightmare in Florida

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/9/2019

When a brand-new bridge suddenly collapses in Miami, several die in a horrifying calamity; experts use the latest science to investigate what went wrong and how an innovative bridge-building technique could be to blame.

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