The Hoover Dam: Building the Impossible Episode 3 (Channel 5, Friday, 31 May 2024)

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Channel 5 presents the third episode of its documentary series, “The Hoover Dam,” exploring the engineering marvels and challenges behind constructing one of the world’s most renowned dams. In this episode, titled “The Hoover Dam: Building the Impossible,” airing on Friday 31 May, we head out on an immersive journey to the land-locked Mojave Desert, where they’ll uncover the story of how the mighty Colorado River was tamed and the Hoover Dam came into existence.

Rob Bell serves as our guide, taking us behind the scenes to reveal the cutting-edge engineering and intricate inner workings of the Hoover Dam. Bell explores the dam’s maintenance by abseiling down the canyon to inspect the turbines and addressing the threat posed by an invasive alien species.

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The episode explores the history and present-day operations of this engineering wonder, offering a comprehensive understanding of its construction and ongoing maintenance.

The Hoover Dam: Building the Impossible Episode 3 airs on Channel 5 at 9:00 PM on Friday, the 31st of May, 2024 .

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