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History lesson

THE FINAL three episodes of Scott Steedman's European tour tracking the history of civil engineering, will be shown in November on the Discovery channel.

The series How did they build that deals with the sea, arches and suspension bridges.

Programme six on 11 November looks at structures that withstand relentless battering by the sea, including the Eddystone Lighthouse, Rotterdam floodgates and Troll oil and gas platform.

Programme seven on 18 November features the strength and versatility of the arch.

Programme eight on 25 November focuses on the established principle of suspension bridges, such as Brunel's Clifton suspension bridge and the Storebaelt bridge in Denmark.

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