The WORST Episodes of Extreme Engineering

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 13, 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 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.

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Excavators

#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.

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Biggest Warship

#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.

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Sakhalin Oil & Ice

#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.

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Big Easy Rebuild

#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.

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Space Tower

#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.

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World's Biggest Arch Bridge

#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.

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Building a Destroyer

#7 - Building a Destroyer

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 16, 2007

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Fault Zone Tunnel

#8 - Fault Zone Tunnel

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 23, 2007

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Boot Camp

#9 - Boot Camp

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 30, 2007

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Coaster Build Off

#10 - Coaster Build Off

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 20, 2007

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Hurricane Proof Homes

#11 - Hurricane Proof Homes

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 27, 2007

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Floating City

#12 - Floating City

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 4, 2007

MS Independence of the Seas

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High Risk Tower

#13 - High Risk Tower

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 18, 2007

Building a Trump's Tower in Chicago

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Turbo-Charged Boats

#14 - Turbo-Charged Boats

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 25, 2007

Rebuilding and practice test of an offshore racing boat

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Mountain of Steel

#15 - Mountain of Steel

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 3, 2007

City of Culture of Galicia

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Deepest Tunnel

#16 - Deepest Tunnel

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 10, 2007

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Major League Stadium

#17 - Major League Stadium

Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 17, 2007

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Dallas Cowboys Stadium

#18 - Dallas Cowboys Stadium

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 20, 2009

Building the new Cowboys Stadium

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CityCenter, Las Vegas

#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

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Hong Kong Bridge

#20 - Hong Kong Bridge

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 27, 2009

Building the Stonecutters Bridge.

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Navy Amphibious Warship

#21 - Navy Amphibious Warship

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired May 4, 2009

The LPD17 is a new class of warship.

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Panama Canal

#22 - Panama Canal

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired May 11, 2009

New $5.25 billion expansion projects.

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Peru Dam & Tunnel

#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.

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Abu Dhabi

#24 - Abu Dhabi

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 1, 2009

Al Raha Beach Development in Abu Dhabi

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Rio De Janeiro's Power Island Project

#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).

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