Mega Movers

Mega Movers

2006 - 2011, History, Other
The travels and travails of relocating the biggest, heaviest and least mobile structures imaginable.
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Episode Guide

  • Mega Movers - Panama Canal Unlocked (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Panama Canal Unlocked

    The Panama Canal is one of the trickiest waterways in the world, yet 14,000 ships use it every year to deliver their goods faster.

  • Mega Movers - Giant Oil Equipment (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Giant Oil Equipment

    Moving massive oil equipment from Texas to Minnesota by using a crane to lift it onto a barge and floating it up the Mississippi River past 10 states for a distance covering more than 2,400 miles.

  • Mega Movers - Army Mega Moves (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Army Mega Moves

    Moving weapons of war.

  • Mega Movers - Extreme Ocean Salvage (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Extreme Ocean Salvage

    Raising sunken ships from the ocean floor.

  • Mega Movers - Intrepid: On the Move (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Intrepid: On the Move

    The Essex-class fast carrier USS Intrepid.

  • Mega Movers - Sub Salvage (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Sub Salvage

    The Russian submarine Kursk; Civil War submarine the H.L. Hunley.

  • Mega Movers - Moving an Airport (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Moving an Airport

    Denver International Airport; the former TWA terminal at JFK International Airport.

  • Mega Movers - Ships on Land (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Ships on Land

    The Queen Mary.

  • Mega Movers - Extreme Aircraft Recovery (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Extreme Aircraft Recovery

    Salvaging four aircraft.

  • Mega Movers - Texas Clipper (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Texas Clipper

  • Mega Movers - Sinking a Ship (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Sinking a Ship

    Purposely sinking a ship can create artificial reefs.

  • Mega Movers - General Store (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    General Store

  • Mega Movers - Lock, Stock & Barrel (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Lock, Stock & Barrel

    Moving the Pentagon.

  • Mega Movers - Silo (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Silo

  • Mega Movers - Tall Structures (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Tall Structures

    The obelisks of ancient Egypt; the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur.

  • Mega Movers - Ancient Mystery Moves (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Ancient Mystery Moves

    Ancient engineering achievements; Easter Island statues; the 800-ton stones of the Temple of Jupiter.

  • Mega Movers - Ships Moving Ships (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Ships Moving Ships

    Engineering theorists design and build a large heavy-lift submersible vessel.

  • Mega Movers - Biggest Moves (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Biggest Moves

    The travels and travails of relocating the biggest, heaviest and least mobile structures imaginable.

  • Mega Movers - Strange Structures (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Strange Structures

    In Mississippi, a crew tackles century old, 150-ton oak trees.

  • Mega Movers - Space Machines (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Space Machines

    Moving a piece of the International Space Station to a facility in Alabama.

  • Mega Movers - Ships Moving Ships (Season 1 Episode 43)
    Season 1 Episode 43:

    Ships Moving Ships

  • Mega Movers - Super Swarms (Season 1 Episode 42)
    Season 1 Episode 42:

    Super Swarms

    The devastation left in the wake of locusts.

  • Mega Movers - Giant Structures (Season 1 Episode 41)
    Season 1 Episode 41:

    Giant Structures

    Moving large structures at sea.

  • Mega Movers - Hawaii Super Ferry (Season 1 Episode 40)
    Season 1 Episode 40:

    Hawaii Super Ferry

  • Mega Movers - Iceland's Big Dig (Season 1 Episode 39)
    Season 1 Episode 39:

    Iceland's Big Dig

  • Mega Movers - Sinking a Ship (Season 1 Episode 36)
    Season 1 Episode 36:

    Sinking a Ship

  • Mega Movers - Really Big Bridges (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Really Big Bridges

    Relocating San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge; moving a network-arched bridge 15 miles upriver in Rhode Island.

  • Mega Movers - Massive Bridges (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Massive Bridges

    Preservationists try to transport a 137-ton railroad bridge through downtown Kansas City, Mo.

  • Mega Movers - Giant Structures (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Giant Structures

    In Canada, a team of engineers attempts to move a 702-ton ship-loading device from the coast of Vancouver to a small mining island 70 miles away.

  • Mega Movers - Tower Crane (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Tower Crane

    Mega Movers must disassemble and move a tower crane that soars 36 stories in downtown Los Angeles.

  • Mega Movers - Perils in Paradise (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Perils in Paradise

    In Hawaii, an old plantation house must be moved deep into a rain forest on the edge of an active volcano.

  • Mega Movers - America Moves (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    America Moves

    Transporting a Gothic horse-barn to a new farm.

  • Mega Movers - Lost & Found (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Lost & Found

    Lifting a historic diner out of a building that has covered it for over 50 years.

  • Mega Movers - Locomotives (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Locomotives

    Giant locomotives roll again for the first time in 50 years.

  • Mega Movers - Moving the Impossible (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Moving the Impossible

    People have moved giant items throughout history.

  • Mega Movers - B-25 Bomber (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    B-25 Bomber

    A World War II B-25 Mitchell goes from the bottom of a lake to a museum.

  • Mega Movers - Oil Machines (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Oil Machines

    Transporting a 22,000-ton oil rig from Singapore to the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Mega Movers - 900 Ton Building (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    900 Ton Building

    The Matyiko brothers move a 900-ton brick building to its new location.

  • Mega Movers - Fragile Giants (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Fragile Giants

    Families struggle to relocate and save a 100-year-old homestead and an 1890 Queen Anne-style Victorian house.

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