Episode guide

Abandoned Engineering

Series 1

Abandoned Engineering

  • Silent Cities

    What is left behind when urban areas are abandoned? Hear about some remarkable ghost towns, including Pripyat - frozen in time after Chernobyl - and Hashima Island.

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  • Mission: Space

    The eerie world of abandoned Space Age projects. What became of the HARP gun in Barbados and the mountainside Barcroft Observatory in California? Find out today.

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  • Lost Bridges

    Hear about some magnificent bridges that time forgot. A hurricane put paid to Goat Canyon Trestle in California, while Kinzua Viaduct was destroyed by a tornado.

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  • Ghost Ships

    Hear about some once-great triumphs of marine engineering, now left to rust. A ship graveyard in Maryland has been colonised by wildlife. We go inside a Cold War sub.

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  • Quest for Power

    Hear about the disused structures that were once at the forefront of power supply, including Budapest's Kelenfold Power Station and New York's Wardenclyffe Tower.

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  • Roads to Nowhere

    Hear how a crumbling hill in the Peak District and dunes in California caused the closure of two roads. Learn why a route used by the French Resistance shut in 2003.

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Abandoned Engineering

Series 2

Abandoned Engineering

  • Hitler's Army Powerhouse

    Hear how the Politz synthetic fuel plant in Poland, now a derelict site, was once central to Nazi Germany's drive to become self-sufficient on fuel.

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  • Britain's Sea Fort Complex

    Seven huge steel boxes stand rusting in the Thames Estuary. Hear how the Red Sands sea fort was once Britain's first line of defence against the Nazis.

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  • The Italian Dam Disaster

    Hear the fateful story of the disused Vajont Dam in Italy, the site of a tragic disaster in 1963 which resulted in the deaths of around 2,000 people.

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  • Battle of Britain Technology Facility

    Learn about the strange-looking, derelict military facilities in Farnborough, which were once wind tunnels that played a vital role in WWII.

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  • The Abandoned Nazi Railway

    The Canfranc Railway Station is a large and elaborate abandoned Nazi railway station in the Spanish Pyrenees. Why was it built?

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  • America's Jungle City

    Henry Ford's Fordlandia Rubber Town has been left to rot in the Amazon Rainforest, but it was once a symbol of the American dream.

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  • Germany's Lost Warship

    The Georg Thiele was a technological masterpiece, but now it is a shipwreck, lost to the sea after running aground during a naval battle in WWII.

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  • Lost Highway In The Rainforest

    New. Hidden in the Brazilian jungle is the Petrobras Viaduct, an extraordinary highway that seemingly leads nowhere. Who built it and why?

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Abandoned Engineering S2 Coming Soon

Series 1

Abandoned Engineering S2 Coming Soon

  • Abandoned Engineering S2 Coming Soon

    This series explores extraordinary structures left behind by time coming soon to Yesterday

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