Join explosives experts Dr. Braden Lusk and Dr. Paul Worsey for a backstage pass to the world's biggest and toughest demolition jobs. From urban skyscrapers and massive steel bridges to giant stadiums and towering cranes, you'll meet the highly-skilled blasters who can bring down any structure with pinpoint accuracy. Using special sacrifice cameras and high-speed camera technology, our experts will give you a unique, behind-the-scenes look at how demolition specialists take down engineering giants with the push of a button.
The Detonators takes you inside the explosive-packed world of professional demolition engineers as they use all their skills to fire off the perfect blast.
Originally aired: 01/28/2009
S01E01 - HARBOR CRANES and BRIDGE TOWERS
It's all about steel towers, as Braden is on site for demolitions of large steel structures standing next to shipping channels that have to be kept clear of blast debris. Everything is going smoothly for the challenging demolition of two harbor cranes in Liverpool, England, but there's a little controversy among blasters taking down two giant two giant bridge towers in Corpus Christi.