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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 LandmarksBrooklyn Bridge - New York, NY

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The most famous bridge in all of New York City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/8/2016

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksLe Marteau-Pilon du Creusot, France

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Le marteau-pilon à vapeur le plus puissant au monde créé en 1876. The most powerful steam hammer in the world for many years.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Bourgogne, France

date approved: 7/6/2016

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksHappy Hollow Pedestrian Bridge - San Jose, California

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At the 2012 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala, aka the “Academy Awards” of the engineering industry, the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo Pedestrian Bridge was a National Recognition Award Winner

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 6/29/2016

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksStarrucca Viaduct - Lanesboro, PA

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"The Starrucca Viaduct, the key masonry viaduct of the New York and Erie Railroad, was one of the earliest structures between the eastern seaboard and the Midwest. It was constructed in record time."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/30/2016

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksDie Großmarkthalle (Kohlrabizirkus) - Leipzig (GER)

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The 'Großmarkthalle Leipzig (Kohlrabizirkus)' got the award - 'Historisches Wahrzeichen der Ingenieurbaukunst in Deutschland' on 17.10.2013 because of the 1929 built reinforced concrete domes.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member matefreund

location: Sachsen, Germany

date approved: 5/4/2016

last visited: 7/3/2016

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Engineering LandmarksWatkins Woolen Mill – Excelsior, MO

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The Watkins Mill dates back to 1860 and is now part of the Watkins Mill State Park. It was named as a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark in 1980.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Missouri

date approved: 5/3/2016

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksHammerkopfturm Camphausen IV - Quierschied, Germany

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"Hammerkopfturm Camphausen IV" - first reinforced concrete winding tower in the world. Newly listed as an "Historisches Wahrzeichen der Ingenieurbaukunst" (Historical Engineering Landmark).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kukus

location: Saarland, Germany

date approved: 3/20/2016

last visited: 4/3/2016

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Engineering LandmarksJackson Ferry Shot Tower - Max Meadows, VA

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Jackson Ferry Shot Tower is one of the few remaining structures of this type in the United States. It is located in Shot Tower State Historical Park near I-77 west of the junction of Rt. 608 and U.S. 52 near Max Meadows, VA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/5/2016

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksFremantle Fortress - Leighton Battery, Mosman Park, Western Australia

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An Engineering Heritage significant site

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Western Australia, Australia

date approved: 2/23/2016

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksVery Long Baseline Interferometry Radio Telescope - Kaleden, BC

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The first ever experiments in the use of Very Long Baseline Interferometry to synthesize much larger instruments were conducted here and at the Algonquin Radio Observatory.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 12/11/2015

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksAndroscoggin Swinging Bridge - Topsham, ME

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The Androscoggin Swinging Bridge, designated a local Civil Engineering Landmark by the Maine Section of the ASCE, is a pedestrian suspension bridge that allowed people to cross the river to the mill.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Maine

date approved: 10/5/2015

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksSpaceport America

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The Gateway to space has won two architectural awards.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Geojeepsters

location: New Mexico

date approved: 7/20/2015

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksHay Point No. 2 Jetty - Hay Point, QLD

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The Hay Point No.2 Export Coal Loading Jetty was awarded an Engineering Heritage National Landmark in June 2013.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tuena

location: Queensland, Australia

date approved: 6/24/2015

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksFleischbrücke - Nürnberg, Germany, BY

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This is the so-called 'Fleischbrücke' (Meat Bridge), an old stone bridge spanning the Pegnitz River in Nürnberg, Germany, Bayern. It is listed at the 'Wahrzeichen der Ingenieurbaukunst'.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 6/23/2015

last visited: 8/16/2015

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Engineering LandmarksJohnstown Incline - Johnstown PA

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Designed by Samuel Diescher (1839-1915) after the great flood of 1889.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/31/2015

last visited: 7/3/2016

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Engineering LandmarksBuffalo Main Light - Buffalo, NY

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Buffalo Lighthouse at the entrance to Lake Erie/Buffalo River and the terminus of the Erie Canal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 5/3/2015

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksAlden Research Laboratory Rotating Boom - Holden, MA

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This rotating boom at the Alden Labs was important in testing and improving current meters, aircraft propellers, pitot tubes and other designs involving aerodynamics.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/11/2015

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksMorison's Memphis Bridge AKA Frisco Bridge -- Memphis TN-West Memphis AR

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The elegant and beautiful Frisco Bridge, which, when built in 1892, was a triumph of engineering and modern steel production. In 1987 it was named a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the ASCE.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Tennessee

date approved: 3/29/2015

last visited: 3/8/2015

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Engineering LandmarksNew Morgan City Floodwalls -- Morgan City LA

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The redesign of the floodwalls protecting Morgan City LA from the Atchafalaya River earned the Award of Merit in the 1987 Chief of Engineers Design and Environmental Awards Program.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Louisiana

date approved: 3/23/2015

last visited: 12/26/2014

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Engineering LandmarksIBM 350 RAMAC Disk File - Mountain View, California

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The IBM 350 RAMAC actuator and disk stack was the world's first hard disk drive. It has fifty 24 inch disks that rotate at 1,200 RPM and holds 5 million characters of information.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 3/21/2015

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksModel T Ford 1908-1927 - Dearborn, Michigan

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The Model T was designated as an ASME Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark on May 20, 2005.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougandSandra

location: Michigan

date approved: 3/20/2015

last visited: 1/30/2016

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Engineering LandmarksEllicott's Stone -- nr Mobile AL

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In 1968 the American Society of Civil Engineers named the Ellicott Stone a US National Civil Engineering Landmark.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 2/14/2015

last visited: 5/28/2015

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Engineering LandmarksPonte de São João - Porto, Portugal

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The São João Bridge is a railway structure that links Vila Nova de Gaia to Porto, over the Douro River in Portugal. It has been designated as one of the 100 most remarkable works of engineering in Portugal by the Portuguese Order of The Engineers.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas

location: Porto, Portugal

date approved: 2/5/2015

last visited: 7/26/2013

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Engineering LandmarksFirth of Forth Railway Bridge - Scotland, UK

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This about 8300 feet long cantilever railroad bridge crosses the Firth of Forth since 1890.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member netdust

location: Southern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/8/2014

last visited: 8/7/2015

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Engineering LandmarksKavanagh building / Edificio Kavanagh - Retiro (Buenos Aires)

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Austere tower of Art Deco Kavanagh Building (Edificio Kavanagh), located at 1065 Florida Street in Retiro district of Buenos Aires, is one of the most valuable pieces of the XXth century architecture in Argentinian metropolis.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Argentina

date approved: 12/6/2014

last visited: never

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