The WORST Episodes of Extreme Engineering
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#5 - Building a Destroyer
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 16, 2007
#6 - Fault Zone Tunnel
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 23, 2007
#7 - Boot Camp
Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 30, 2007
#8 - Hurricane Proof Homes
Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 27, 2007
#9 - Floating City
Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 4, 2007
MS Independence of the Seas
#10 - Mountain of Steel
Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 3, 2007
City of Culture of Galicia
#11 - Deepest Tunnel
Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 10, 2007
#12 - Major League Stadium
Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 17, 2007
#13 - Hong Kong Bridge
Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 27, 2009
Building the Stonecutters Bridge.
#14 - Panama Canal
Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired May 11, 2009
New $5.25 billion expansion projects.
#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.
#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).
#17 - NASA
Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 26, 2009
Transition from the Space Shuttle program to the Constellation program.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#22 - Azerbaijan's Amazing Transformation
Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 22, 2011
#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.