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Description:
Several engineering organizations have designated structures around the world as official landmarks or special sites. Examples range from buildings and bridges to roadways and dams. These are modern marvels of ingenuity, design and construction.
Expanded Description:

Because there are so many potential structures that could be considered engineering marvels or landmarks, this category is strictly limited to those appearing on any of the following lists: (Exceptions noted below)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Civil Engineering Landmarks

Wikipedia List of ASCE Landmarks
(Another list for ASCE Landmarks. May be used as secondary source only).
Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
American Council of Engineering Companies

Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)
National Historic Civil Engineering Sites

National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA)
NCSEA Awards


Engineering Heritage-Sydney
Engineering Heritage-Sydney

Engineers Australia
Engineering Heritage Markers

Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ)
IPENZ - Engineering Heritage Awards

iCivilEngineer
Civil Engineering Landmarks

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmarks

ASM International
ASM Historical Landmarks

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
ASABE Historic Events

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
National Society of Professional Engineers

American Institute of Steel Construction
National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA)

American Chemical Society (ACS)
National Historic Chemical Landmark

Wahrzeichen der Ingenieurbaukunst (Germany)
Wahrzeichen der Ingenieurbaukunst (Germany)

Sightseers Guide to Engineering
Sightseers Guide to Engineering

Although some of these are U.S. organizations, the designated landmarks represent hundreds of engineering sites around the world, so it is very much an international selection.

NOTE: There may be engineering landmarks that do not appear on the above lists, that are sponsored by state or other national organizations. As long as you have photographic evidence of this, they are welcome in this category. If you know of other lists of engineering landmarks, please let the group leader know and we would welcome their inclusion in this category!

Some of the sites in the Sightseers Guide to Engineering are part of the official programs of the other organizations. If they are, then use that organization's listing as the primary source. In no case will a site be listed twice, except as noted below if the nature of the landmark lends itself to multiple waymarks (e.g. the Mason-Dixon Line).

NOTE: In some cases the original site/structure may no longer exist, even though it is listed by one of these organizations. While these may be of historical interest, unless there is at least some remnant of the landmark that may be physically visited and photographed, a waymark cannot be created. Waymarks consisting only of plaques and signs will not be accepted.
Instructions for Posting a Engineering Landmarks Waymark:
ONLY sites appearing on the approved lists, or qualifying under the noted exception, will be accepted!

TITLE: Both the name of the structure and its location must appear in the title.

COORDINATES: Must be personally obtained. NO Google searches for coordinates. Each site must be personally visited. (See also "Special Note" below).

PHOTOS: At least one clear photo must be submitted. In most cases more than one photo will be needed to present the structure to its fullest. Different angles, close-ups, identifying signs and lettering are all highly desirable. Waymarks submissions may be rejected for inadequate photo documentation!

DESCRIPTION & VARIABLES: Provide a good description of the structure and complete the variables section. Although most variables are not required, it is expected that a reasonable attempt will be made to provide both a good narrative description AND entries for the variables. Waymarks may be declined if it appears a good-faith attempt has not been made to do this. In most cases it is possible to copy and paste from a web site with some editing.

SPECIAL NOTE: Some of these sites, such as roadways, large-scale projects, etc. do not lend themselves well to pin-point coordinates and total documentation. In these cases, choose some notable, easily identifiable point or aspect of the site/structure for your waymark. Be reasonable and don't try to push the envelope. In some cases, multiple waymarks may be accepted if it seems reasonable based on the nature of the site. An example might be the Mason Dixon Line.

SPECIAL NOTE: While the details outlined in our category description, and the requirements listed in the posting instructions, cover the MINIMUM elements and standards for all waymarks in this category, each waymark will also be evaluated by a volunteer reviewer for overall quality and appropriateness. If a reviewer deems that there are deficiencies in some aspect of the waymark, the waymark may be either declined or accepted with request for changes and/or additions in either content or format.

Each waymark will be evaluated on its own merits. We will endeavor to be reasonable and flexible while maintaining the quality standards for the category. If there is a disagreement, try to work it out with the evaluating officer, or appeal to the group leader, but we reserve the right to accept or decline a waymark based on our best judgement.

LANGUAGE NOTE: We recognize waymarking as a global hobby and welcome waymarks from all countries. Because of our international scope, we also acknowledge ENGLISH as our lingua franca. English will create the highest level of accessibility globally. All waymarks must have at least a short description in ENGLISH. We encourage bilingual and multilingual waymarks, but one of the languages must be English. We have volunteer translators to help.

Relying on software or internet based translators, such as Babylon and Google Translate, may NOT yield accurate translations that are intelligible. Use these only when there is no alternative. Although we do not expect grammatical perfection, a waymark may be declined if there the English language is not understandable.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
The listed coordinates for this waymark must be personally visited.

Please submit at least one ORIGINAL PHOTO of the structure, preferably one showing a different aspect, angle, season, etc. from the original waymark.

Give the DATE of your visit and any comments or additional information that will help other visitors enjoy this site.
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Variables:
  • Location
  • Type of structure/site
  • Date of Construction
  • Engineer/Architect/Builder etc.
  • Engineering Organization Listing
  • Primary Web Site
  • Secondary Web Site
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Engineering LandmarksMaine Turnpike

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The Maine Turnpike is National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark opened in 1947 and went from Kittery, ME to Portland, ME. It was later extended to Augusta, ME. It was designated in 1999.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member UMainah

location: Maine

date approved: 4/10/2014

last visited: 3/5/2014

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Engineering LandmarksSchiffshebewerk - Niederfinow, Germany, BB

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This is the famous 'Schiffshebewerk' (Boat Lift) of Niederfinow, Germany, Brandenburg. It is listed as a 'Historisches Wahrzeichen der Ingenieurbaukunst' (historical Ingeneering Landmark).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi

location: Brandenburg, Germany

date approved: 3/18/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksSt.-Pauli Elbtunnel - Hamburg, Germany

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Ein alter Tunnel unter der Elbe in Hamburg. Ein Meisterstück der Ingenieurskunst bei der Eröffnung 1911 / Old tunnel below the river Elbe in Hamburg. An engineering marvel when opened 1911.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Astartus

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 3/1/2014

last visited: 4/9/2014

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Engineering LandmarksAlaska Highway - Dawson Creek, BC

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Dawson Creek, BC is where the Alaska Highway officially begins. It stretches for 2500 km (1570 miles) from Dawson Creek, BC to Delta Junction, Alaska, via Whitehorse, Yukon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 1/31/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksMaison du Développement durable - Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Maison du Développement durable is lcoated in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tatie

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 1/26/2014

last visited: 3/3/2014

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Engineering LandmarksCauseway Bridges - Perth , Western Australia

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Two bridges across the Swan River

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Western Australia, Australia

date approved: 1/11/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksNarrows Bridge - Perth, Western Australia

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A major crossing point on the Swan River

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Western Australia, Australia

date approved: 1/6/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksRedridge Steel Dam

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Redridge Steel Dam is a steel dam across the Salmon Trout River in Houghton County, Michigan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Michigan

date approved: 12/24/2013

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksBollman Truss Bridge - Laurel, MD

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The Bollman Truss Bridge was completed in 1869 and served as a major railroad bridge for the Baltimore Ohio Railroad.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 11/30/2013

last visited: 1/10/2014

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Engineering LandmarksUnion Canal Tunnel, Lebanon, PA

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The Union Canal Tunnel is considered an engineering marvel for the era it was constructed: 1825-1827.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/30/2013

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksJ. Paul Leonard and Sutro Library - San Francisco, California

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In 2012, the NCSEA recognized the J. Paul Leonard and Sutro Library's three-year, $100 million renovation and expansion project created a modernized, seismically upgraded facility for the campus community.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 10/28/2013

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksChesapeake and Delaware Canal - Old Lock Pump House - Chesapeake City, MD

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The Chesapeake & Delaware Canal is the only canal built in 19th-century America that still operates today as a major shipping route. It was one of the first civil engineering projects proposed in the New World and one of the most difficult to carry out.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Maryland

date approved: 10/5/2013

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksPont de Québec - Québec Bridge - Québec, QC, Canada

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Le pont de Québec traverse le fleuve Saint-Laurent à l'ouest de la ville de Québec et Lévis, Québec, Canada. The Quebec Bridge crosses the lower Saint Lawrence River to the west of Québec City and Lévis, Québec, Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 9/29/2013

last visited: 11/4/2009

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Engineering LandmarksHighland Lakes Chain – Inks Lake – Llano County, TX

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The second of what became the Highland Lakes Chain (a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark of Texas)...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 9/17/2013

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksHighland Lakes Chain – Wirtz Dam & Lake LBJ – Marble Falls, TX

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Built in tandem with Starcke Dam downstream, Wirtz Dam was constructed primarily to provide hydroelectric power. The dam forms Lake LBJ another ‘pearl’ in the Highland Lakes string, altogether a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark of Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 9/17/2013

last visited: 4/14/2013

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Engineering LandmarksHighland Lakes Chain – Tom Miller Dam & Lake Austin – Austin, TX

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Completed in 1940, Tom Miller Dam, which forms Lake Austin, was the 3rd completed and most downstream of the 6 Highland Lakes Chain dams, altogether a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark of Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 9/17/2013

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksHighland Lakes Chain – Max Starcke Dam & Lake Marble Falls – Marble Falls, TX

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Starcke Dam has the distinction of being the smallest in the Historic Civil Engineering Landmark of Texas awarded Highland Lakes Chain and the last completed.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 9/17/2013

last visited: 4/14/2013

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Engineering LandmarksHighland Lakes Chain – Mansfield Dam & Lake Travis – Travis County, TX

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The 4th dam in the series to be completed, Mansfield (nee Marshall Ford) Dam & Lake Travis are spectacular assets of LCRA’s Highland Lakes Chain, a Civil Engineering Landmark of Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 9/17/2013

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksHighland Lakes Chain – Lake Buchanan – Burnet, TX

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The first of what became the Highland Lakes Chain (a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark of Texas), Lake Buchanan is still the largest and boasts the largest multiple-arch dam in the U.S.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 9/17/2013

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksMedina Dam – Mico, Texas; Texas Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

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Over 100 years old, Medina Dam, when completed in Nov 1912 was the largest hydraulic engineering project west of the Mississippi River and the 4th-largest dam in the US – & a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark of Texas (TX ASCE 1991)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 9/17/2013

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksBuchanan Dam – Burnet, TX

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Completed by the LCRA in 1939, Buchanan Dam is the largest multi-arch dam in the world and a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark of Texas in its own right.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 9/13/2013

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksFaust Street Bridge – New Braunfels, TX

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Age, span, combination of Whipple & Pratt truss types, and distinctive masonry piers make this one of Texas’s most important historic bridges, and a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark of Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 9/11/2013

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksCorpus Christi Seawall – Corpus Christi, TX; Texas Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

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Practical AND lovely, the Corpus Christi Seawall was designated as a Texas Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1988.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 9/8/2013

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksFairmount Water Works - Philadelphia, PA

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This NRHP site used the first large-scale application of steam pumping, later water power, to public water supply, an advanced methods for pumping water.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/11/2013

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksFernsehturm - Stuttgart, Germany, BW

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The so-called 'Fernsehturm' (Television Tower) of Stuttgart, Germany, Baden-Württemberg is listed in the German list of 'Historische Wahrzeichen der Ingenieurbaukunst' since 2009.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 8/11/2013

last visited: never

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