Extreme Engineering

The WORST episodes of Extreme Engineering

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

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
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#1 - Biggest Warship

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/31/2006

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

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Sakhalin Oil & Ice
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#2 - Sakhalin Oil & Ice

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/28/2006

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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Fault Zone Tunnel
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#3 - Fault Zone Tunnel

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/23/2007

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Boot Camp
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#4 - Boot Camp

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/30/2007

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Hurricane Proof Homes
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#5 - Hurricane Proof Homes

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/27/2007

Floating City
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#6 - Floating City

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/4/2007

MS Independence of the Seas

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Mountain of Steel
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#7 - Mountain of Steel

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 10/3/2007

City of Culture of Galicia

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Major League Stadium
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#8 - Major League Stadium

Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired 10/17/2007

Peru Dam & Tunnel
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#9 - Peru Dam & Tunnel

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/18/2009

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

Melbourne Stadium
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#10 - Melbourne Stadium

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/27/2010

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.

Turkey's Mammoth Hydropower Dam
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#11 - Turkey's Mammoth Hydropower Dam

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/9/2011

California Academy of Sciences
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#12 - California Academy of Sciences

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/8/2006

The California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, has won acclaim for an environmentally friendly design that features the use of recycled and renewable materials. Construction began in September 2005.

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World's Tallest Skyscraper
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#13 - World's Tallest Skyscraper

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/6/2007

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Building a Destroyer
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#14 - Building a Destroyer

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/16/2007

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Coaster Build Off
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#15 - Coaster Build Off

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/20/2007

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Biggest Casino
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#16 - Biggest Casino

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/11/2007

Construction of hotel casino The Palazzo in Las Vegas

Turbo-Charged Boats
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#17 - Turbo-Charged Boats

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/25/2007

Rebuilding and practice test of an offshore racing boat

Constructing Serbia's Largest Bridge
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#18 - Constructing Serbia's Largest Bridge

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/18/2011

Drought-Proofing Australia
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#19 - Drought-Proofing Australia

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/15/2011

Super Stadium
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#20 - Super Stadium

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/19/2006

The series takes a look at the construction of the new stadium for the NFL's Arizona Cardinals. The state-of-the-art structure is scheduled to be completed in August 2006. It will feature North America's first slide-out tray field, a "pie-slice" construction method and a unique steel-ribbon outer shell.

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JFK: JetBlue Terminal
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#21 - JFK: JetBlue Terminal

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/25/2006

The original 1962 TWA Terminal (Terminal 5) at New York's JFK International Airport is remodeled for JetBlue Airlines. The 26 gates of the new low-profile structure will be able to handle 20 million passengers a year.

Overhauling the Bay Bridge
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#22 - Overhauling the Bay Bridge

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/20/2010

Overhauling the San Francisco Bay Bridge is the biggest construction projects in the US.

Oakland Bay Bridge
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#23 - Oakland Bay Bridge

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/4/2004

Imagine driving across a bridge near the North Pole, or going from New York to London in just an hour through a tunnel under the Atlantic Ocean. These are just some of the awe-inspiring projects of today's builders and engineers. Jaw-dropping computer animation illustrates the largest, most outrageous projects ever conceived. As students learn about stretching the boundaries of modern engineering, they also gain understanding of the technological design process and come to understand how physics and chemistry are utilized to solve modern human engineering challenges.

Directors: Olivia Reeves
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Iceland Tunnels
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#24 - Iceland Tunnels

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/1/2004

Fifty years after the idea of harnessing the frightening force of Iceland’s glacial rivers was first conceived, the vision is about to be realised. Around 200 miles northeast of the capital, Reykjavik, engineers are hard at work drilling 72km of tunnels deep in the mountains. Three full-face boring machines (TBMs), have been specially shipped from the US to this remote site, 100 miles south of the Arctic Circle. In fact, one has just completed work on a new subway route in New York. Manufactured by American tool company, Robbins, the TBMs each measure 7m in diameter and weigh over 80 tons. Digging an average of 25m a day, each TBM needs 3 megawatts of power to drive it. Other sections of the tunnels will have to be excavated by explosives and power tools. The tunnel’s purpose is to guide water to the valley floor from reservoirs that are also currently under construction. The cascading water will drive six turbines, each with a rated output of 115 megawatts. With a total capacity of 690 megawatts, it will be the biggest hydropower plant in Europe. The project completion is scheduled for 2009.

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Offshore Oil Platforms
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#25 - Offshore Oil Platforms

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/25/2004

Engineers redesign oil platforms to withstand the harsh weather conditions in the Gulf of Mexico.

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