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Massive Engineering Mistakes   

Information
Series 1: 10x60 | HD | 2018
Production Company
BriteSpark Films

Humans have been building for more than 10,000 years - we’re engineering experts and yet every year, tales emerge of construction calamites from all over the world. From the extraordinary to the ridiculous, this series uncovers the epic fails and near misses engineers would rather not talk about.

A skyscraper with a killer secret, a crumbling cathedral and a bridge with a balance problem all make the hitlist of barely believable building blunders … and let’s not forget the original engineering fail, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Who knew over-enthusiastic engineers trying to right the tower nearly destroyed it just 30 years ago?

With access to design teams, eye witnesses and a panel of experts, we analyse what went wrong with each building blunder, investigate why they went undiscovered and reveal how on Earth engineers are trying to fix them.

Episode 3

What brought a Pennsylvania railroad bridge to its knees? Can engineering save a skyscraping cathedral on the brink of catastrophe? In Chicago, engineers battle to keep the Great Lakes great and in Germany, a fairytale town living through a nightmare.

Episode 2

In downtown San Francisco, what’s causing a skyscraper to sink? In Venice, a biblical build fails to hold back the tide; a breath-taking bridge in Bilbao becomes a crossing catastrophe and in Germany, a town that’s in danger of going underground.

Episode 1

What caused an entire Baltimore street to collapse onto a railroad? There’s a narrow escape for the Leaning Tower of Pisa. How did engineers save an iconic Manhattan skyscraper with a deadly design flaw? And steady a state-of-the-art bridge with a balance problem?