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Abandoned Engineering

Britain's Sea Fort Complex


Seven huge steel boxes rise 80-feet out of the water off the coast of England at the mouth of the River Thames. Now rusting and derelict, The Red Sands Sea Fort was originally built as a first line of defence to deter the Nazi threat to London. Successfully helping the Allies to victory in 1945, the project is one of the most extraordinary engineering successes of World War II.

Also in this episode, a sinister-looking deserted Cold War concrete pyramid in North Dakota; a vast empty complex located in the heart of a Philadelphia; and a 4,000-tonne corroding mass of steel, left to rot in a field in Eastern Germany.


First Transmitted (UK) - 15th May 2018  (Yesterday TV)

Running time - 60 minutes

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Red Sands Fort was used between 1965 and 1967 by Radio Invicta. KING Radio and Radio 390.


See also the history of Red Sands and the other sea forts in the Ships and Sea Structures Gallery on Floor 2

Abandoned Engineering - Britain’s Sea Fort Complex

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