2019 06 19 15 00
Their soaring height is imposing. Their narrow design makes them some of the most difficult and dangerous structures to move -- from the 100-foot-tall obelisks of Ancient Egypt to the 1,483 foot tall Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. Those that dare try to move these tall structures face almost certain defeat. Yet, despite the risks Mega Movers prove it can be done - first by peering into the future to move two of the world's tallest skyscrapers, and then taking on a present-day challenge never before attempted - simultaneously moving two towering silos connected by a common wall
2019 06 19 16 00
Oil is the lifeblood of the world's economy, and it's up to the Mega Movers to make sure that this flow is uninterrupted. Off the coast of Singapore,one of the largest and most unusual ships ever built will transport an entire 22,000-ton oil rig to the Gulf of Mexico. Making the 14,000-mile trek across two oceans will test the skills of both man and machine. And in Alaska, the pressure is on to move an 80-by-60-foot pump station on the Trans-Alaskan pipeline. But an approaching winter storm threatens to stop this move cold. Will these vital oil industry components successfully reach their destinations?
2019 06 26 15 00
In 1943, a B-25 Mitchell - the most versatile twin-engine bomber of World War II - Crash-landed in South Carolina. It sank 150 feet to the bottom of a lake and over time was forgotten. 60 years later, a local doctor is determined to raise the giant bomber intact and give it to a museum. A mega movers team of divers, engineers and preservationists take on the job of moving the 20,000-pound bomber to the surface. They will have to over come the challenges of working in nearly zero visibility murky waters, an approaching hurricane and the belief the plane is breaking apart.
2019 06 26 16 00
Travel back to the golden age of railroads in this episode when a small town in the state of Washington is determined to save its cherished train depot from the wrecking ball. But time and Mother Nature have taken their toll on the aging structure. Will the old depot once again welcome tourists to the town of Morton? Meanwhile, in two Texan cities, we move two unique locomotives using two different methods--one used for more than 150 years, and another that's on the cutting edge of technology. Watch how these giant locomotives roll again for the first time in 50 years.
2019 07 03 15 00
Lost & Found
Mega Movers are called upon to lift two hidden treasures out of obscurity. In Pennsylvania movers must lift an entire historic1938 diner out of a building that has covered it for more than 50 years. But moving the cherished landmark unscathed will pose quite a challenge for everyone involved. Meanwhile, a determined mining historian must rescue a gigantic 1923 steam shovel that has been hidden high up in the Colorado Rockies. Will 30 years of sludge and the rugged terrain stop this move before it even begins?
2019 07 03 16 00
In America's heartland, few structures are as iconic as the country barn and the local church. In Nebraska, Mega Movers will attempt to transport an historic Gothic horse barn to a new farm. Working in sub-zero temperatures they'll have to maneuver the massive structure through 26 miles of extremely narrow unpaved country roads to reach their destination. And in Texas, a 115-year-old church will have to be cut into five pieces before being relocated to a new spot 2 miles away. Will the workers be able to reassemble this cherished chapel and preserve it for future congregations?