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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.
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Engineering LandmarksMilam Building - San Antonio Texas

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The Milam Building was the first air-conditioned, high-rise office building in the U.S.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member miatabug

location: Texas

date approved: 11/21/2010

last visited: 3/14/2016

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Engineering LandmarksSan Antonio River Walk and Flood Control - San Antonio, Texas

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One of the nation's most known tourist destinations, only possible through extensive engineering work.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Texas

date approved: 2/28/2008

last visited: 7/25/2018

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Engineering LandmarksHays Street Bridge, San Antonio, TX

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A Texas Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, the Hays Street Bridge features the only Whipple-Phoenix span remaining in Texas. Saved from demolition in 2001 and reopened in 2010, it now serves pedestrians and bicyclists.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 5/9/2014

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: 4/1/2019

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Engineering LandmarksNational Historic Civil Engineering Landmark for El Camino Real

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National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark for the El Camino Real

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WayBetterFinder

location: Texas

date approved: 7/18/2010

last visited: 1/26/2019

Image for Alamo Portland and Roman Cement Works, San Antonio, TXview gallery

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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: 12/13/2011

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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: 1/8/2011

Image for McAllister Freeway U.S. 281 (nee North Expressway); San Antonio, TXview gallery

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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: 10/20/2013

Image for Brooks AFB, Old Hanger 9; San Antonio, TXview gallery

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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 LandmarksAcequias of San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

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Listed as a National ASCE Historic Engineering Landmark in 1968, The Acequias of San Antonio represents one of the earliest uses of engineered water supply and irrigation systems in the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 5/8/2014

last visited: 2/2/2013

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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 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: 11/8/2014

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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: 2/11/2017

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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: 12/1/2014

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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: 6/28/2007

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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: 11/21/2018

Image for Highland Lakes Chain – Wirtz Dam & Lake LBJ – Marble Falls, TXview gallery

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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

Image for Highland Lakes Chain – Max Starcke Dam & Lake Marble Falls – Marble Falls, TXview gallery

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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 – 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: 8/15/2014

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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 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: 6/28/2007

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