The WORST Episodes of Extreme Engineering

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2021

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Each episode of Extreme Engineering discussed some major construction project, some of them are projects that have already been completed like Hong Kong's airport. Others talked abount projects that are currently under construction like Tuneling Under the Alps. And some episodes talked about more futuristic projects that may never be done like the Transatlantic Tunnel. Most episodes finished by examining some sort of disaster scenario which could threaten or ruin the project that was being examined.

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Biggest Warship

#1 - Biggest Warship

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired May 31, 2006

The series looks at the construction of the supercarrier USS George H.W. Bush.

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Sakhalin Oil & Ice

#2 - Sakhalin Oil & Ice

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 28, 2006

One of the world's largest construction projects is located on a remote island off the eastern coast of Russia where the Russians are spending billions of dollars to construct the Sakhalin oil and gas complex. The city-sized operation will draw fossil fuels from an inhospitable location in the Pacific Ocean. The hope is that the complex will provide a boost to the area's economy.

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Space Tower

#3 - Space Tower

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 12, 2006

The 700-ft.-high Torre del Espacio (Space Tower) will be the tallest skyscraper in Spain upon completion. In this episode, the cameras film the week-long struggle to repair one level of the building.

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World's Biggest Arch Bridge

#4 - World's Biggest Arch Bridge

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 18, 2006

The Hoover Dam Bypass Project aims to remove traffic congestion along U.S. Highway 93 at the Colorado River crossing. A new arch bridge will span the river near Hoover Dam.

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Building a Destroyer

#5 - Building a Destroyer

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 16, 2007

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Fault Zone Tunnel

#6 - Fault Zone Tunnel

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 23, 2007

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Boot Camp

#7 - Boot Camp

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 30, 2007

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Hurricane Proof Homes

#8 - Hurricane Proof Homes

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 27, 2007

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Floating City

#9 - Floating City

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 4, 2007

MS Independence of the Seas

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Mountain of Steel

#10 - Mountain of Steel

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 3, 2007

City of Culture of Galicia

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Deepest Tunnel

#11 - Deepest Tunnel

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 10, 2007

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Major League Stadium

#12 - Major League Stadium

Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 17, 2007

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Hong Kong Bridge

#13 - Hong Kong Bridge

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 27, 2009

Building the Stonecutters Bridge.

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Panama Canal

#14 - Panama Canal

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired May 11, 2009

New $5.25 billion expansion projects.

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Peru Dam & Tunnel

#15 - Peru Dam & Tunnel

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired May 18, 2009

Construction of the Limon Dam and one of the deepest tunnels ever attempted.

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Rio De Janeiro's Power Island Project

#16 - Rio De Janeiro's Power Island Project

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 15, 2010

Rio de Janeiro has frequent widespread blackouts. So Brazil is building one of the largest hydroelectric projects in the world, consisting of two hydroelectric dam's (Anta and Simplício).

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NASA

#17 - NASA

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 26, 2009

Transition from the Space Shuttle program to the Constellation program.

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Melbourne Stadium

#18 - Melbourne Stadium

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired May 27, 2010

Melbourne, Australia is building one of the most innovative stadiums ever built. With its unprecedented geodesic roof and advanced cladding, it will be the ultimate fan experience, and an icon for a city known as the sporting capital of the world.

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Gotthard Base Tunnel

#19 - Gotthard Base Tunnel

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired May 30, 2010

The Swiss government is spending 18 billion dollars to create the Gotthard Base Tunnel - the longest tunnel in the world, getting people and goods through the Alps up to 3 times faster and ultimately changing European transit forever.

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Abu Dhabi Central Market

#20 - Abu Dhabi Central Market

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 17, 2010

Abu Dhabi's $15 billion Central Market will be a new cultural hub for an emerging world destination, complete with offices, parks, luxurious shops, and hotels - and all centered around the world's tallest residential tower, over 1250 feet high.

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Port of Rotterdam

#21 - Port of Rotterdam

Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 1, 2010

Danny Forster goes behind the scenes at the Port of Rotterdam, where crews are in the middle of the largest Earth-moving project in history - all to triple the port's capacity, and help it serve the biggest ships on the planet.

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Azerbaijan's Amazing Transformation

#22 - Azerbaijan's Amazing Transformation

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 22, 2011

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London's Olympic Aquatic Stadium

#23 - London's Olympic Aquatic Stadium

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 29, 2011

The London Aquatics Centre will host 44 swimming & diving events during the 2012 Olympics and live on as a new addition to the London landscape. Danny Forster goes with crews as they construct one of the most advanced swimming facilities ever built.

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Amsterdam's Futuristic Floating City

#24 - Amsterdam's Futuristic Floating City

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 25, 2011

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Turkey's Mammoth Hydropower Dam

#25 - Turkey's Mammoth Hydropower Dam

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 9, 2011

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