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Impossible Engineering

  • Season 3
  • 12 episodes
  • Education

Summary

The stories behind some astounding feats of engineering, including the Tokyo Skytree, Halley VI, the Pioneering Spirit, the Panama canal expansion, Crossrail and the International Space Station.

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Episode 2: The Pioneering Spirit

Summary

How the world's biggest ship, designed to install oil platforms and lay pipelines, was inspired by a logging machine, a wire rope and 1940s shipbuilding techniques.

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