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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 LandmarksPeterborough Lift Locks / Trent-Severn Waterway - Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

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The first lift locks built using concrete, and the highest hydraulic lift locks in the world are part of the 386km long Trent-Severn waterway Canal System that links Lake Ontario to the upper Great Lakes.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member northernpenguin

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 2/18/2009

last visited: 4/14/2014

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Engineering LandmarksNorris Dam - Knoxville, Tennessee

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Norris Dam is the first one constructed by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Indiana

date approved: 2/17/2009

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksSmeaton's Bridge - Bedford Road, Cardington, Bedfordshire, UK

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This is a very important site in the history of engineering.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/5/2009

last visited: 2/4/2012

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Engineering LandmarksCity Plan of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA

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Dating from 1682, the City Plan of Phila. has provided a model which has helped mold the development of cities throughout the country. Key features, many of which were firsts in the US, include a gridiron street pattern & open public squares.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/13/2008

last visited: 9/26/2009

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Engineering LandmarksThe Living Seas Aquarium - Epcot, Disney World, FL

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At one time, the aquarium at Epcot in Disney World was the largest in the world. It was recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1987.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rayman

location: Florida

date approved: 12/5/2008

last visited: 11/25/2012

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Engineering LandmarksFerries and Cliff House Cable Railways - San Francisco, California

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The Ferries and Cliff House Cable Railways, or more commonly referred to as the San Francisco Cable Car system, is honored with the Society of Mechanical Engineers, National Historic Mechanical Engineer Landmark #1.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone

location: California

date approved: 10/13/2008

last visited: 10/25/2013

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Engineering LandmarksThe Granite Railway - Quincy, Massachusetts

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This plaque from the American Society of Civil Engineers was dedicated in 1976 to commemorate the First Commercial Railroad in the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/12/2008

last visited: 9/15/2012

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Engineering LandmarksCity Hall - Philadelphia, PA

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In 2006, City Hall was designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark as it is the world's tallest masonry load-bearing structure.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/7/2008

last visited: 1/7/2014

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Engineering LandmarksGolden Spike National Historic Site - Promontory, Utah

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"The last rail is laid, the spike is driven. The Pacific railroad is completed." Here at Promontory, Utah, at 12:47 pm on May 10, 1869, the driving of a golden spike completed the first transcontinental railroad.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bluejacket01

location: Utah

date approved: 9/29/2008

last visited: 7/22/2012

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Engineering LandmarksLowell Power Canal System and Pawtucket Gatehouse - Lowell, MA

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The Pawtucket Gatehouse was where early experiments were conducted in developing the Francis turbine and was part of an ambitious expansion of an early U.S. water power system to run the many mills that were established in Lowell.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/10/2008

last visited: 12/1/2008

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Engineering LandmarksWillamette Falls Locks - West Linn, Oregon

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These locks are the oldest continuously-operated multi-chambered locks in the USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bluejacket01

location: Oregon

date approved: 9/10/2008

last visited: 2/20/2014

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Engineering LandmarksLudington Pumped Storage Power Generation Facility - Ludington, MI

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This power storage facility was named an Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement in 1973 by ASCE and was also named one of Michigan’s top 10 civil engineering projects of the 20th century by the Michigan Section of the ASCE.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft

location: Michigan

date approved: 9/6/2008

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksS.S. Badger car ferry - Ludington, MI

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The S.S. Badger was honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for their unique 2-stage piston design for her steam engines. These pistons have a smaller high pressure head and a larger low pressure head on the same piston rod.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft

location: Michigan

date approved: 9/6/2008

last visited: 7/10/2011

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Engineering LandmarksSunshine Skyway Bridge - Tampa Bay, Florida

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The Sunshine Skyway is part of I-275 (SR 93) and US 19 (SR 55), connecting St. Petersburg in Pinellas County and Terra Ceia in Manatee County, Florida, passing through Hillsborough County waters. There is a toll required of $1 for passenger vehicles.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lazyCachers

location: Florida

date approved: 9/3/2008

last visited: 3/5/2014

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Engineering LandmarksCrystal Springs Dam - San Mateo County, CA

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Dam in the Crystal Springs Resevoir in San Mateo County, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 8/24/2008

last visited: 8/25/2008

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Engineering LandmarksCanadian Pacific Railway - Craigellachie, BC

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The last spike of Canada's first transcontinental railway was driven here on November 7, 1885.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bcrockcrawler, xstitcher, & BMXer

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/12/2008

last visited: 3/22/2013

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Engineering LandmarksSaugus Iron Works Site and Park - Saugus, MA

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The Foundry, Forge, Rolling/Slitting Mills, plus other buildings are located on one of the oldest iron works sites in the country and from this location many other iron works activity can be traced.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/31/2008

last visited: 7/22/2013

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Engineering LandmarksLos Angeles City Hall - Los Angeles, CA

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LA city hall is a historical civil engineering landmark, part of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 7/26/2008

last visited: 6/30/2013

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Engineering LandmarksUnited States Military Academy - West Point, New York

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The United States Military Academy at West Point is the oldest educational institution in the United States to offer formal academic instruction in the field of civil engineering.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: New York

date approved: 7/24/2008

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksChignecto Marine Transport Railway

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Located near Tidnish Cross Roads, Cumberland County, Tidnish Dock Provincial Park marks the eastern terminus of the historic Chignecto Marine Transport Railway - one of Nova Scotia’s most ambitious engineering projects.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Arvense

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 7/20/2008

last visited: 7/12/2009

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Engineering LandmarksLookout Mountain Incline Railway - Lookout Mountain, TN

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Built in 1895, the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway ascends one mile up the side of Lookout Mt in TN. The maximum grade of the rail is 72.7 %.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/7/2008

last visited: 10/8/2013

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Engineering LandmarksShay Locomotive - Roaring Camp RR - Felton, CA

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Old logging trains from the 1890s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen

location: California

date approved: 7/5/2008

last visited: 7/16/2012

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Engineering LandmarksMetalworking Furnaces - San Juan Capistrano, California

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The two furnaces at this site, circa 1790's, are the oldest exisitng metalworking structures in California

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bluejacket01

location: California

date approved: 7/5/2008

last visited: 6/18/2013

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Engineering LandmarksItaipu Dam - Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

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The Itaipu dam is the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world with a total installed power of 14,000 MW.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member geobwong2k

location: Paraná, Brazil

date approved: 7/3/2008

last visited: 11/18/2010

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Engineering LandmarksPalm Springs Aerial Tramway - Palm Springs, California

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Construction of the Aerial Tramway was an engineering challenge and was soon labeled the "eighth wonder of the world".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bluejacket01

location: California

date approved: 7/3/2008

last visited: 3/26/2014

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