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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 LandmarksOroville Dam & Edward Hyatt Power Plant - Feather River, California

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The Oroville Dam and Powerplant received the ACSE Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) award a year after it was completed in 1969.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 10/7/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksBethlehem Waterworks - Bethlehem, PA

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The pump house here that provided water to Bethlehem was part of the first known waterworks pumping system in the American colonies.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/18/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksMormon Tabernacle - Salt Lake City, UT

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The American Society of Civil Engineers placed a plaque at the west side of the Mormon Tabernacle to recognize it for it's engineering achievements.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Utah

date approved: 8/29/2014

last visited: 9/16/2014

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Engineering LandmarksGlen Canyon Dam -- Page AZ

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The Glen Canyon Dam was selected as the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement in 1964. The plaque is accessible on the tour, but a photo of the dam will suffice for a visit for WM purposes.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arizona

date approved: 8/24/2014

last visited: 8/20/2014

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Engineering LandmarksBaltimore and Ohio Railroad Shop Complex at Martinsburg, West Virginia

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The sole surviving cast-iron framed roundhouse

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Washington

date approved: 8/15/2014

last visited: 8/9/2014

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Engineering LandmarksJohn Wayne Airport - Santa Ana, CA

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This is the only commercial airport within Orange County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 7/24/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksNorth Central Expressway (US 75); Dallas, TX

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ASCE Texas OCEA 2002: a key Dallas north-south artery, the North Central Expressway Reconstruction was a triumph of unique & unusual construction, mobility coordination, and communication.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/19/2014

last visited: 9/4/2014

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Engineering LandmarksHamilton Pool; Dripping Springs, Texas

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ASCE Texas OCEA Award 2012: After disastrous run-off from a construction site, Hamilton Pool was far from pristine. Hard work and smart solutions restored this local treasure from a silty mess.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/19/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksWestpark Tollway; Houston Metro (Harris & Fort Bend Counties), TX

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TxASCE OCEA 2006: Opened in 2004, the 19-mile Westpark Tollway is the nation's first all-electronic roadway (no toll booths or collectors) – providing a barrier-free drive between Houston's Galleria district and Katy, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/18/2014

last visited: 7/29/2014

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Engineering LandmarksOlmos Dam; San Antonio, TX

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ASCE Texas OCEA 1982: Olmos Dam was modified to improve essential flood control upstream of downtown San Antonio. The award-winning ’79-’82 refit employed many groundbreaking processes, incl. explosives to partially remove extant dam structures.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/18/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksMargaret Hunt Hill Bridge; Dallas, Texas

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TexASCE OCEA 2012: The iconic Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is a triumph of aesthetics and engineering; literally and figuratively joining West Dallas to downtown, and becoming an instant landmark.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/16/2014

last visited: 9/4/2014

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Engineering LandmarksO.H. Ivie Water Supply System; Voss, Big Springs, et al, TX

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ASCE Texas OCEA 1996: West Texas’ O.H. Ivie Water Supply System’s several structures and facilities along the Colorado and Concho Rivers include the W.W. Freese Dam, the O.H. Ivie Reservoir.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/16/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksMcAllister Freeway U.S. 281 (nee North Expressway); San Antonio, TX

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ASCE Texas OCEA 1980: one of the most controversial freeway projects in US history, the McAllister Freeway is now the transportation backbone for San Antonio's booming North-Central area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/14/2014

last visited: 9/4/2014

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Engineering LandmarksEl Camino Real (Central Branch) -- El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (Royal Road of the Interior); El Paso, TX

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The oldest and longest historical trail in the Western Hemisphere, El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (Royal Road of the Interior) ran 1,600-miles, connecting Santa Fe to Mexico City during Spanish Colonial times.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/14/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksLBJ Freeway (IH-635) ; Dallas, TX

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ASCE Texas OCEA 1971: The LBJ Freeway (Interstate 635) was originally designated as a loop around east Dallas in 1959. Still undergoing upgrades, in 37 miles it loops 3/4s around Dallas, from DFW in the north to I-20 in Hutchins.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/14/2014

last visited: 9/4/2014

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Engineering LandmarksHouston Street Viaduct; Dallas, TX

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ASCE Texas HCEL 1989: Built in 1910 the Houston Street Viaduct remains one of the longest concrete bridges in the nation. This open spandrel arch bridge was the first high-level, all-weather crossing of the Trinity River at Dallas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/13/2014

last visited: 9/4/2014

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Engineering LandmarksBrooks AFB, Old Hanger 9; San Antonio, TX

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An ASCE Historic Landmark, Hangar 9 at Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio is the oldest U.S. Air Force aircraft storage and repair facility, and the only surviving hangar from World War I. The base was renamed Brooks City-Base in 2002.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/13/2014

last visited: 10/11/2014

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Engineering LandmarksAustin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA); Austin, Texas

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ASCE Texas OCEA Award 2000: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) is remarkable for its incorporation of extant Bergstrom AFB structures as well as ‘Green’ design & engineering. All at no cost to Austin taxpayers: ABIA is self-sustaining.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/13/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksMills Building; El Paso, TX

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ASCE Texas HCEL 1981: El Paso’s [Anson] Mills Building, is the first reinforced concrete-framed and second concrete-framed skyscraper in the U.S.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/13/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksAlamodome; San Antonio, TX

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ASCE Texas OCEA 1993: The Alamodome is what is known as a “third generation” facility -- featuring column-free spans for unobstructed viewing and curtain wall system for configuration flexibility.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/13/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksAstrodome (Harris County Domed Stadium); Houston, TX

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Dubbed the "Eighth Wonder of the World" in 1965, the Astrodome was the first innovative feat of civil engineering to receive the Texas Section Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Award in 1966.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/12/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksBNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) Alliance Intermodal Transportation Center; Alliance (Haslet), TX

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ASCE Texas OCEA 1994: The BNSF (nee Santa Fe) Alliance Intermodal Transportation Center (20 miles north of Fort Worth) was a groundbreaking project in integrated industrial transportation and collaboration between private and public stakeholders.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/9/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksSonny Carter Training Facility - Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory; Houston, TX

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ASCE Texas OCEA 1997: The Sonny Carter Training Facility’s controlled neutral buoyancy operations simulate zero-g conditions experienced by spacecraft and crew during space flight.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/8/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksAlamo Portland and Roman Cement Works, San Antonio, TX

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1979 ASCE Texas Section HCEL: 1st Portland cement factory west of the Mississippi, The Alamo Portland & Roman Cement Works was a critical supplier for many Texas public works projects of the late 19th & early 20th century. Now a Japanese Tea Garden.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/8/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksArapaho Road Bridge, Addison, TX

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ASCE Texas Section OCEA Award 2007: the Arapaho Road Bridge is a visually lovely “statement” employing innovative use of standard materials to stay within a tight budget.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/8/2014

last visited: never

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