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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 LandmarksOld Blenheim Bridge - North Blenheim NY

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Old Blenheim Bridge is a wooden covered bridge that spans Schoharie Creek in North Blenheim, New York. At 232 feet (71 m) long, it is the longest single span covered bridge in the world after the Bridgeport Covered Bridge

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: New York

date approved: 6/29/2009

last visited: 9/18/2012

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Engineering LandmarksChesapeake and Delaware Canal - Delaware City, DE

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At the Battery Park on the end of Clinton Street in Delaware City, the Eastern Lock of the C&D Canal marked the beginning of the historic canal.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover

location: Delaware

date approved: 6/29/2009

last visited: 9/2/2010

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Engineering LandmarksWheeling Suspension Bridge - Wheeling, WV

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Suspension Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the main channel of the Ohio River at Wheeling, West Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: West Virginia

date approved: 6/26/2009

last visited: 9/28/2013

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Engineering LandmarksDuquesne Incline Railway - Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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The Duquesne Incline Railway, with the Monongahela Incline Railway, are the remaining examples of Pittsburgh's 17 incline railways, and was designed by Sam Diescher.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/6/2009

last visited: 10/14/2013

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Engineering LandmarksZhaozhou (Anji) Bridge in Hebei Province (China)

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Beautiful Zhaozhou (called also Anji) Bridge, located in Zhaozhou (Hebei province, China), is the world's oldest open-spandrel stone segmental arch bridge. Designed by a craftsman Li Chun, the bridge was constructed in 595-610 during the Sui Dynasty.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: China

date approved: 6/1/2009

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksEdmonton, Yukon & Pacific Railway - Edmonton, Alberta

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On of the last engineering remnants is the Low Level Bridge that was once used to serve as a rail bridge for the Edmonton, Yukon and Pacific Railway for its crossing of the North Saskatachewan River in Edmonton, Alberta.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 5/5/2009

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksHigh Level Bridge - Edmonton, Alberta

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The High Level Bridge opened in 1913 spanning the North Saskatchewan River Valley in Edmonton, Alberta.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 5/5/2009

last visited: 6/22/2013

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Engineering LandmarksWilkinson Mill - Pawtucket, RI

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Wilkinson Mill is a designated National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark and is one of the structures located at the Slater Mill Historic Site in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/26/2009

last visited: 9/26/2012

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Engineering LandmarksPullman Sleeping Car Glengyle - Dallas Texas

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Earliest known survivor of the fleet of heavyweight, all-steel sleepers built by the Pullman Company.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member txoilgas

location: Texas

date approved: 4/9/2009

last visited: 10/3/2011

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Engineering LandmarksAlvord Lake Bridge - San Francisco, CA

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This stone arch bridge is located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park near Stanyon Street and Haight Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 4/5/2009

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksMain Trunk Railway - North Island, New Zealand

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The North Island Main Trunk has been described as an "engineering miracle", with numerous engineering feats especially along the Rangitikei River and on the North Island Volcanic Plateau including the building of the famous Raurimu Spiral.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua

location: North Island, New Zealand

date approved: 3/31/2009

last visited: 3/17/2013

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Engineering LandmarksBonneville Dam - Columbia River - Oregon

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Massive concrete dam spanning the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/20/2009

last visited: 12/30/2013

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Engineering LandmarksJoshua Hendy Iron Works - Sunnyvale, CA

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Tthe old Hendy Iron Works building. It's now a museum. The site is now part of Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 3/12/2009

last visited: 3/18/2009

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Engineering LandmarksRogue River Bridge - Gold Beach, OR

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Completed in 1931, this seven-span arch bridge was the first major structure in America to use the concept of the pre-stressed concrete arch. Designed by famed Conde McCullough the 1,898 foot bridge spans the mouth of the Rogue River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/20/2009

last visited: 9/13/2012

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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: 8/13/2014

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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 Regular Member Rayman

location: Florida

date approved: 12/5/2008

last visited: 8/3/2014

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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: 7/7/2014

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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: 5/8/2014

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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: 5/13/2014

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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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