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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 LandmarksJohn Wayne Airport - Santa Ana, CA

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This is the only commercial airport within Orange County.

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location: California

date approved: 7/24/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksNorth Central Expressway (US 75); Dallas, TX

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ASCE Texas OCEA 2002: a key Dallas north-south artery, the North Central Expressway Reconstruction was a triumph of unique & unusual construction, mobility coordination, and communication.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/19/2014

last visited: never

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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: never

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Engineering LandmarksWestpark Tollway; Houston Metro (Harris & Fort Bend Counties), TX

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TxASCE OCEA 2006: Opened in 2004, the 19-mile Westpark Tollway is the nation's first all-electronic roadway (no toll booths or collectors) – providing a barrier-free drive between Houston's Galleria district and Katy, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/18/2014

last visited: 7/29/2014

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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: never

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Engineering LandmarksMargaret Hunt Hill Bridge; Dallas, Texas

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TexASCE OCEA 2012: The iconic Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is a triumph of aesthetics and engineering; literally and figuratively joining West Dallas to downtown, and becoming an instant landmark.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/16/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksO.H. Ivie Water Supply System; Voss, Big Springs, et al, TX

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ASCE Texas OCEA 1996: West Texas’ O.H. Ivie Water Supply System’s several structures and facilities along the Colorado and Concho Rivers include the W.W. Freese Dam, the O.H. Ivie Reservoir.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/16/2014

last visited: never

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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: never

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Engineering LandmarksEl Camino Real (Central Branch) -- El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (Royal Road of the Interior); El Paso, TX

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The oldest and longest historical trail in the Western Hemisphere, El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (Royal Road of the Interior) ran 1,600-miles, connecting Santa Fe to Mexico City during Spanish Colonial times.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/14/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksLBJ Freeway (IH-635) ; Dallas, TX

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ASCE Texas OCEA 1971: The LBJ Freeway (Interstate 635) was originally designated as a loop around east Dallas in 1959. Still undergoing upgrades, in 37 miles it loops 3/4s around Dallas, from DFW in the north to I-20 in Hutchins.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/14/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksHouston Street Viaduct; Dallas, TX

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ASCE Texas HCEL 1989: Built in 1910 the Houston Street Viaduct remains one of the longest concrete bridges in the nation. This open spandrel arch bridge was the first high-level, all-weather crossing of the Trinity River at Dallas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/13/2014

last visited: never

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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: never

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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.

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location: Texas

date approved: 6/13/2014

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksMills Building; El Paso, TX

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ASCE Texas HCEL 1981: El Paso’s [Anson] Mills Building, is the first reinforced concrete-framed and second concrete-framed skyscraper in the U.S.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/13/2014

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: never

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Engineering LandmarksAstrodome (Harris County Domed Stadium); Houston, TX

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Dubbed the "Eighth Wonder of the World" in 1965, the Astrodome was the first innovative feat of civil engineering to receive the Texas Section Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Award in 1966.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/12/2014

last visited: never

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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: 7/25/2014

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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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