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  • Silent Cities

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

  • Mission: Space

    Enter 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.

  • Lost Bridges

    Learn more 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.

  • 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. And we go inside a Cold War sub.

  • Quest for Power

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

  • 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.

Episode guide

Abandoned Engineering

Series 1

Abandoned Engineering

  • Silent Cities

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

  • Mission: Space

    Enter 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.

  • Lost Bridges

    Learn more 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.

  • 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. And we go inside a Cold War sub.

  • Quest for Power

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

  • 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.