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 Honk 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 - Excavators
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 22, 2004
In northern Minnesota, the operators of the world's largest open-pit iron mine commission the construction of a $10 million custom-built super-shovel in the hopes of making excavation more efficient.
#2 - Biggest Warship
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired May 31, 2006
The series looks at the construction of the supercarrier USS George H.W. Bush.
#3 - 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.
#4 - Big Easy Rebuild
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 5, 2006
This episode takes a look at the emergency repairs implemented in order to help the city of New Orleans recover from the disastrous flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina in late August 2005. Katrina was one of the costliest and deadliest hurricanes in U.S. history and New Orleans bore the brunt of its fierce attack.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - Building a Destroyer
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 16, 2007
#8 - Fault Zone Tunnel
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 23, 2007
#9 - Boot Camp
Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 30, 2007
#10 - Coaster Build Off
Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 20, 2007
#11 - Hurricane Proof Homes
Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 27, 2007
#12 - Floating City
Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 4, 2007
MS Independence of the Seas
#13 - High Risk Tower
Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 18, 2007
Building a Trump's Tower in Chicago
#14 - Turbo-Charged Boats
Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 25, 2007
Rebuilding and practice test of an offshore racing boat
#15 - Mountain of Steel
Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 3, 2007
City of Culture of Galicia
#16 - Deepest Tunnel
Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 10, 2007
#17 - Major League Stadium
Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 17, 2007
#18 - Dallas Cowboys Stadium
Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 20, 2009
Building the new Cowboys Stadium
#19 - CityCenter, Las Vegas
Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 21, 2009
The CityCenter development in Las Vegas aspires to change the desert vacationland into a continental metropolis
#20 - Hong Kong Bridge
Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 27, 2009
Building the Stonecutters Bridge.
#21 - Navy Amphibious Warship
Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired May 4, 2009
The LPD17 is a new class of warship.
#22 - Panama Canal
Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired May 11, 2009
New $5.25 billion expansion projects.
#23 - Peru Dam & Tunnel
Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired May 18, 2009
Construction of the Limon Dam and one of the deepest tunnels ever attempted.
#24 - Abu Dhabi
Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 1, 2009
Al Raha Beach Development in Abu Dhabi
#25 - 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).