Seven Wonders of the Industrial World

Seven Wonders of the Industrial World is a BBC documentary miniseries examining seven epic engineering feats of the Industrial age: the SS Great Eastern, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Bell Rock Lighthouse, the London sewerage system, the Panama canal, the Pacific Railroad, and the Hoover Dam. The series consists of seven episodes, each of which deals with a story of the construction of the engineering feats with dramatic recreation based on records of the day.

Seven Wonders of the Industrial World: The Great Ship
This episode focuses on the construction of the SS Great Eastern, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel to be both the first ship entirely made out of iron and the most luxurious vessel of the day.

Seven Wonders of the Industrial World: The Brooklyn Bridge
Focusing on the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, this episode examines the family that built it - John Augustus Roebling; his son, Washington Roebling; and Washington's wife Emily Roebling.

Seven Wonders of the Industrial World: The Bell Rock Lighthouse
This episode tells the story of the construction in the early 19th century of the offshore lighthouse on Bell Rock, by the Scottish engineer Robert Stevenson.

Seven Wonders of the Industrial World: The Sewer King
Set in London during the 1850s, this episode focusses on the construction of the London sewerage system, built to replace the antiquated medieval system.

Seven Wonders of the Industrial World: The Panama Canal
This episode presents the French and American efforts to build a canal through Panama to link the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean.

Seven Wonders of the Industrial World: The Line
This episode follows the construction of the Pacific Railroad, the first transcontinental rail system, which would unite the eastern and western seaboards of the United States.

Seven Wonders of the Industrial World: The Hoover Dam
This episode focuses on the construction of the Hoover Dam during the Great Depression of the 1930s, focussing in particular on the ruthless pace set by Frank Crowe, the builder.


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e-Books
Engineering Wonders of the World (Vol. 1)
Author: Archibald Williams. Subject: Engineering. Publisher: London T. Nelson. Language: English. Book contributor: Gerstein - University of Toronto.
Engineering Wonders of the World (Vol. 2)
Author: Archibald Williams. Subject: Engineering. Publisher: London T. Nelson. Language: English. Book contributor: Gerstein - University of Toronto.
Engineering Wonders of the World (Vol. 3)
Author: Archibald Williams. Subject: Engineering. Publisher: London T. Nelson. Language: English. Book contributor: Gerstein - University of Toronto.