Next Episode of Abandoned Engineering is
Season 6 / Episode 9 and airs on 24 November 2020 20:00
As the saying goes – they probably seemed like good ideas at the time. The world is peppered with examples of incredible engineering projects and buildings designed to make life easier for those that used them, amaze those that came to see them, and make money for those that ordered, designed and built them. They were the stuff of dreams. Often enormous engineering problems had to be resolved, obstacles overcome and new innovations employed just to get them built in the first place. Alas, a great number of these remarkable structures have now been abandoned, cast aside like enormous expensive out-of-date toys, never to be used in the ways for which they were intended. Each and every one of these extraordinary places is home to a wealth of powerful and compelling stories. We'll see and hear about some of the most spectacular examples of abandoned engineering the world has eve...
What happened to an infamous pirate city in Jamaica? Also, a grim gulag in Croatia, a wartime subterranean complex in Scotland and a plantation in the Deep South of America caught up in the troubled aftermath of the American Civil War.
Examining a ghost island that once belonged to one a secretive country on the fringes of Europe. Also, a haunting site in the UK with evidence of strange burial practices, crumbling Caribbean ruins, and a sleeping industrial giant born from the ashes of America's most divisive war.
Within a dense Polish woodland sits a forgotten complex with an explosive history. Also, grand coastal defences in Ghana reveal a tortured past, a decaying giant that had once promised to kick-start Serbia's industrial revolution, and a site built to keep America functioning in the aftermath of a nuclear war.
A complex of stone building near Hadrian's Wall that were built to keep Northern hoards at bay! Also, a top secret military facility in the American Midwest, A series of vast structures in Lithuania and a collection of decaying locomotives in the heart of Ethiopia.
A two-hour special featuring a deserted Caribbean city, an American ghost town still burning, a Japanese no-go zone, an Arctic settlement facing a terrifying future, a sprawling Taiwanese facility that drew liquid gold down from the hills, and a once great lake that's now a barren desert.
A now silent site that played a pivotal role in defending the United States throughout the 20th century. Plus, a sprawling facility in Taiwan, a crumbling Italian fortress and a ghostly Ukrainian mansion.
A juggernaut of Soviet engineering which was crucial to the international space race. Deserted Scottish coastal defences, an complex that is a crucial part of American history and an ancient Greek settlement that was shaped by years of violence.
The mysterious Cachtice Castle home to Elizabeth Bathory, said to have killed over 600 girls and a mysterious structure on the 38th parallel.
A small isolated country littered with strange concrete mushrooms, a fort built on America's eastern seaboard, a Spanish village engulfed by tragedy and a secret Japanese facility that was once at the forefront of weapons technology.
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