Plymouth 500 years ago: A world without cars, trains or planes.
Within just a few years, Francis Drake had sailed around the world...
...and the Mayflower was on its way to the New World.
Plymouth was growing. A new Dockyard was created - laying the foundations for an entire town.
The Eddystone Lighthouse was built, saving thousands of lives...
...and Plymouth Sound was protected with a permanent Breakwater.
The famous Brunel brought his Great Western Railway to Plymouth...
...building the Royal Albert Bridge - the largest tubular arch bridge ever constructed.
Following the Blitz, a new a grid system was devised making Plymouth Britains greenest city.
The Tamar Road bridge opened, connecting Plymouth to Cornwall.
Fast forward to the 20th century.
Two new lanes have been added to the Tamar Bridge - a feat of unprecedented skill.
The Mayflower Water Treatment works are underway - securing fresh water for future generations.
Britain’s Ocean City together with the civil engineers of tomorrow...
...are exploring the future before it is built