An examination of the construction of the Hoover Dam focuses on the laborers and engineers, using dramatic re-creations of events to highlight the many difficulties encountered in building the enormous structure.
A study of the Panama Canal, which, at more than 50 miles long, ranks as one of the greatest engineering feats ever attempted. Included: the technology and manpower required to build the waterway that links the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Examining construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, which was completed in 1883 and has been called the “eighth wonder of the world.” Included: the cost of building the bridge in economic terms and in human lives.
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Premiered: October 29, 2003
Premise: Marvels of the mechanized age are detailed.