Impossible Engineering

June 2019
1:00:00

Millau Viaduct (S2E4)

4.0 4 x
The Millau Viaduct is the world's tallest bridge and spans the valley of the River Tarn in southern France. Find out more about this marvel of modern engineering.
1:00:00

Three Gorges Dam (S2E3)

3.0 4 x
Hear how engineers reshaped a river to accomplish the amazing endeavour that is China's Three Gorges Dam - the world's largest and heaviest concrete structure.
1:00:00

Orion Space Craft (S2E2)

3.0 5 x
NASA's cutting-edge Orion spacecraft is the next big thing in space travel. Hear how developers hope the module will aid human exploration of Mars and of asteroids.
1:00:00

Gotthard Tunnel (S2E1)

4.0 4 x
Opened in 2016, the $10.3bn Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland became the world's longest tunnel. Discover how it was built and its effect on European transit.
1:00:00

Airbus (S1E6)

4.0 3 x
Learn more about breathtaking feats of construction in this illuminating series. Climb aboard the four-engine Airbus A380, the largest passenger plane in the world.
1:00:00

Kansai Airport (S1E4)

3.0 5 x
Learn about the ambitious construction of Kansai International Airport in Japan, which is built on a man-made island and can withstand destructive natural disasters.
May 2019
1:00:00

Rion Antirion Bridge (S1E2)

4.0 3 x
The building of this 3km-long bridge in Greece faced may obstacles, not least seismic activity. Hear how an improbable feat of engineering was accomplished.
1:00:00

Maglev Train (S1E5)

3.0 6 x
Marvel at the sheer brilliance of the Maglev Shanghai Train, the world's fastest commercial train which can reach speeds of over 400km/h - even with leaves on the line.
1:00:00

Qinghai-Tibet Railway (S4E10)

3.0 10 x
A look at the Qinhai-Tibet line, the highest railway in the world, including the engineering challenges faced at high altitude and in bitterly cold temperatures.
1:00:00

Maglev Train (S1E5)

3.0 3 x
Marvel at the sheer brilliance of the Maglev Shanghai Train, the world's fastest commercial train which can reach speeds of over 400km/h - even with leaves on the line.
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