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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 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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Engineering LandmarksLake Brazos Labyrinth Weir, Waco, TX

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ASCE Texas OCEA 2008: Lake Brazos Labyrinth Weir elegantly keeps Lake Brazos at a constant level without moving parts. The innovative & handsome design also reused the extant dam site, yielding substantial reductions in time & construction costs.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/5/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksHolly Pump Station and North Holly Water Treatment Plant; Fort Worth, TX

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An ASCE Texas Section Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, the 1892 Holly Pump Station & 1911 North Holly Water Treatment Plant remain a critical components of Fort Worth’s water production.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/5/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksFred Hartman Bridge; Baytown, TX

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1995 ASCE Texas OCEA Winner. The Fred Hartman Bridge’s innovative design process was dominated by wind considerations and Houston Ship Channel clearance, but its unique double-diamond shaped towers are what leave the lasting impression.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/5/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksMinute Maid Park (nee Enron Field), Houston, TX

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2000 ASCE Texas Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award Winner, Houston’s Minute Maid Park was the fastest and most economically built retractable roof stadium to date, thanks to the creativity of the engineering and construction team.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/5/2014

last visited: 4/5/2013

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Engineering LandmarksNRG (nee Reliant) Stadium, Houston, TX

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With the first retractable roof facility in the NFL and inventive dual purpose design, NRG (nee Reliant) Stadium is a blueprint for subsequent NFL venues like Cowboys Stadium and MetLife Stadium. TxASCE OCEA 2003

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/5/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksDallas/Fort Worth Regional Airport (DFW); Dallas/Fort Worth Metro, TX

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It even has its own zipcode! The result of a FFA officiated “shotgun wedding,” DFW is one of the world’s preeminent international airports. Open for business in 1974, it received the Texas OCEA in 1975.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/5/2014

last visited: 12/21/2014

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Engineering LandmarksAT&T (nee Cowboys) Stadium; Arlington, TX

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AT&T (nee “Cowboys”) Stadium’s contemporary, streamlined design, efficient function, and exceptional engineering make it a truly one-of-a kind building and a 2009 Texas Section Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award Winner.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/5/2014

last visited: 12/1/2012

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Engineering LandmarksDART Green Line Light Rail Expansion; Dallas, TX

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This waymark will MOVE you! Texas Section Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award Winner, the DART Green Line Light Rail Expansion of 2010 is the longest light rail transit expansion in North America (at the time of the award).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/5/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksFolsom Powerhouse - Folsom, California

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Folsom Powerhouse No. 1, National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark, 1895.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member FolsomNatural

location: California

date approved: 5/21/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksFranklin Canal; El Paso, Texas

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The Franklin Canal was the first large irrigation project constructed along the Rio Grande in the El Paso area. Designated a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark of Texas by the Texas ASCE in 1976.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 5/11/2014

last visited: never

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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 LandmarksBataan Memorial Trainway, El Paso, TX

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The first application of depressed tracks for the relocation of a mainline transcontinental railroad through a downtown urban area. A Historic Civil Engineering Landmark of Texas (2003)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 5/8/2014

last visited: never

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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: 5/22/2014

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Engineering LandmarksInternational Boundary Marker No. 1, El Paso, TX

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Bordering Texas, New Mexico, and Mexico, this International Boundary Marker not only represents an international boundary but is also a monument to the professional skills of the American & Mexican surveyors who were called upon to locate it in 1855.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 5/7/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksTexas Commerce Bank (formerly Gulf, now Chase) Building, Houston, TX

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The tallest building west of the Mississippi River from 1929 to 1962, this Art Deco building represents one of the first applications of the new field of soil mechanics to foundation design and building settlement on a clay soil.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 5/6/2014

last visited: 3/26/2013

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Engineering LandmarksHouston Ship Channel, Greater Houston Metro, TX

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An important economic engine for more than a century, the 50-mile Houston Ship Channel is a man made port for ocean-going vessels. Made a National ASCE Landmark in 1987, it stretches from the Gulf of Mexico to Houston & Harris County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 5/6/2014

last visited: never

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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 Premium 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 Regular Member Tante.Hossi

location: Brandenburg, Germany

date approved: 3/18/2014

last visited: 5/11/2014

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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: 11/27/2014

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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: 5/5/2014

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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: 12/14/2014

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