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Description:
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.
Expanded Description:

Because there are so many potential structures that could be considered engineering marvels or landmarks, this category is strictly limited to those appearing on any of the following lists: (Exceptions noted below)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Civil Engineering Landmarks

Wikipedia List of ASCE Landmarks
(Another list for ASCE Landmarks. May be used as secondary source only).
Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
American Council of Engineering Companies

Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)
National Historic Civil Engineering Sites

National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA)
NCSEA Awards


Engineering Heritage-Sydney
Engineering Heritage-Sydney

Engineers Australia
Engineering Heritage Markers

Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ)
IPENZ - Engineering Heritage Awards

iCivilEngineer
Civil Engineering Landmarks

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmarks

ASM International
ASM Historical Landmarks

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
ASABE Historic Events

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
National Society of Professional Engineers

American Institute of Steel Construction
National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA)

American Chemical Society (ACS)
National Historic Chemical Landmark

Wahrzeichen der Ingenieurbaukunst (Germany)
Wahrzeichen der Ingenieurbaukunst (Germany)

Sightseers Guide to Engineering
Sightseers Guide to Engineering

Although some of these are U.S. organizations, the designated landmarks represent hundreds of engineering sites around the world, so it is very much an international selection.

NOTE: There may be engineering landmarks that do not appear on the above lists, that are sponsored by state or other national organizations. As long as you have photographic evidence of this, they are welcome in this category. If you know of other lists of engineering landmarks, please let the group leader know and we would welcome their inclusion in this category!

Some of the sites in the Sightseers Guide to Engineering are part of the official programs of the other organizations. If they are, then use that organization's listing as the primary source. In no case will a site be listed twice, except as noted below if the nature of the landmark lends itself to multiple waymarks (e.g. the Mason-Dixon Line).

NOTE: In some cases the original site/structure may no longer exist, even though it is listed by one of these organizations. While these may be of historical interest, unless there is at least some remnant of the landmark that may be physically visited and photographed, a waymark cannot be created. Waymarks consisting only of plaques and signs will not be accepted.
Instructions for Posting a Engineering Landmarks Waymark:
ONLY sites appearing on the approved lists, or qualifying under the noted exception, will be accepted!

TITLE: Both the name of the structure and its location must appear in the title.

COORDINATES: Must be personally obtained. NO Google searches for coordinates. Each site must be personally visited. (See also "Special Note" below).

PHOTOS: At least one clear photo must be submitted. In most cases more than one photo will be needed to present the structure to its fullest. Different angles, close-ups, identifying signs and lettering are all highly desirable. Waymarks submissions may be rejected for inadequate photo documentation!

DESCRIPTION & VARIABLES: Provide a good description of the structure and complete the variables section. Although most variables are not required, it is expected that a reasonable attempt will be made to provide both a good narrative description AND entries for the variables. Waymarks may be declined if it appears a good-faith attempt has not been made to do this. In most cases it is possible to copy and paste from a web site with some editing.

SPECIAL NOTE: Some of these sites, such as roadways, large-scale projects, etc. do not lend themselves well to pin-point coordinates and total documentation. In these cases, choose some notable, easily identifiable point or aspect of the site/structure for your waymark. Be reasonable and don't try to push the envelope. In some cases, multiple waymarks may be accepted if it seems reasonable based on the nature of the site. An example might be the Mason Dixon Line.

SPECIAL NOTE: While the details outlined in our category description, and the requirements listed in the posting instructions, cover the MINIMUM elements and standards for all waymarks in this category, each waymark will also be evaluated by a volunteer reviewer for overall quality and appropriateness. If a reviewer deems that there are deficiencies in some aspect of the waymark, the waymark may be either declined or accepted with request for changes and/or additions in either content or format.

Each waymark will be evaluated on its own merits. We will endeavor to be reasonable and flexible while maintaining the quality standards for the category. If there is a disagreement, try to work it out with the evaluating officer, or appeal to the group leader, but we reserve the right to accept or decline a waymark based on our best judgement.

LANGUAGE NOTE: We recognize waymarking as a global hobby and welcome waymarks from all countries. Because of our international scope, we also acknowledge ENGLISH as our lingua franca. English will create the highest level of accessibility globally. All waymarks must have at least a short description in ENGLISH. We encourage bilingual and multilingual waymarks, but one of the languages must be English. We have volunteer translators to help.

Relying on software or internet based translators, such as Babylon and Google Translate, may NOT yield accurate translations that are intelligible. Use these only when there is no alternative. Although we do not expect grammatical perfection, a waymark may be declined if there the English language is not understandable.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
The listed coordinates for this waymark must be personally visited.

Please submit at least one ORIGINAL PHOTO of the structure, preferably one showing a different aspect, angle, season, etc. from the original waymark.

Give the DATE of your visit and any comments or additional information that will help other visitors enjoy this site.
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Variables:
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  • Type of structure/site
  • Date of Construction
  • Engineer/Architect/Builder etc.
  • Engineering Organization Listing
  • Primary Web Site
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Engineering LandmarksRadio Telescope - Parkes , NSW, Australia

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The telescope featured in the movie "The Dish"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 8/19/2020

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksUnion Arch Bridge - Cabin John, Maryland

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Arch Bridge located between Cabin John and Glen Echo Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Maryland

date approved: 8/12/2020

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksBlackfriars Bridge, London, Ontario

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This Civil Engineering Historic Site is located at the Blackfriars Bridge spanning the North Thames River in London, Ontario. The plaque is located on the concrete base of a monument to the bridge, just south of the eastern end of the bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BWJM

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/21/2020

last visited: 7/13/2020

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Engineering LandmarksCanadian Klondyke Minining Company - Dredge No. 4 - Dawson, Yukon Territory

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This Civil Engineering Historic Site is located on Upper Bonanza Creek Road, 13 kilometres south of Dawson City, Yukon Territory. The plaque is located inside Dredge No. 4, also recognized as a Canadian National Historic Site.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Yukon Territory, Canada

date approved: 7/15/2020

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksAlaska Highway - Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

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This International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark plaque in relation to the Alaska Highway, is recognized as an historic civil engineering site by both the Canadian and American Society of Civil Engineering.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Yukon Territory, Canada

date approved: 7/15/2020

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksWhite Pass and Yukon Railway - Carcross, Yukon Territory

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This engineering landmark plaque from the American and Canadian Society of Civil Engineers is located in front of the White Pass and Yukon Route Complex, on Dawson Charlie Street, in Carcross, Yukon Territory.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Yukon Territory, Canada

date approved: 7/7/2020

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksCruquius Steampowered Pumping Station 1849 the Netherlands

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First steam powered pumping station used to drain the former Haarlemmermeer (lake) and so creating the Haarlemmermeer polder in the Netherlands.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MarkyMarkies

location: Noord-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 6/4/2020

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksOcean Terminals, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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The Ocean Terminals were constructed between 1912 and 1928, and have served the Port of Halifax ever since. For many years, these terminals were the point of disembarkation for thousands of European immigrants to Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 5/19/2020

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksCaledonian Canal - Scotland, United Kingdom

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The Caledonian Canal connects the Scottish east coast at Inverness with the west coast at Corpach near Fort William in Scotland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/17/2020

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksPetra the hidden city, Jordan

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Petra the hidden city is one of the worlds most remarkable places constructed by engineers more than 2000 years ago. Famous for the very advanced water conduit system which make it a true engineering landmark.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Jordan

date approved: 5/14/2020

last visited: 10/19/2019

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Engineering LandmarksEast Bundaberg Water Tower, Bundaberg, QLD, Australia

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A brick water tower

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Queensland, Australia

date approved: 3/9/2020

last visited: 3/25/2020

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Engineering LandmarksLamington Bridge, Maryborough, QLD, Australia

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A low level bridge over the Mary River

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Queensland, Australia

date approved: 3/5/2020

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksSouthern Cross Windmill - Toowoomba, Qld, Australia

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An iconic "Southern Cross" windmill

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Queensland, Australia

date approved: 1/24/2020

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksReversal of the Chicago River - Chicago, IL

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Completed in 1900, the reversal of the Chicago River was a major engineering innovation that greatly benefited the people of Chicago. A small plaque on Michigan Avenue commemorates the feat.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/2/2020

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksDelta Works - Oosterscheldekering- Westenschouwen/Kamperland (NL)

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The largest of the thirteen ambitious Delta Works series of dams and storm surge barriers, designed to protect the Netherlands from flooding from the North Sea.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Axel-F

location: Zeeland, Netherlands

date approved: 11/28/2019

last visited: 7/13/2020

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Engineering LandmarksLe pont d'aluminium d'Arvida - Arvida Aluminium Bridge - Saguenay, Québec

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Le pont d'aluminium d'Arvida, située sur la route du Pont, enjambe la rivière Saguenay et relie Jonquière à Saguenay. The Arvida Aluminium Bridge, located on the route du Pont, spans the Saguenay River and joins Jonquière to the City of Saguenay.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 11/12/2019

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksFleet Street Pumping Station, Ottawa, Station de Pompage de la rue Fleet - Ottawa, Ontario

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The Fleet Street Pumping Station, designed by architect Thomas Keefer, was Ottawa's first pumping station. La station de pompage de la rue Fleet, conçue par l'architecte Thomas Keefer, a été la première station de pompage à Ottawa.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 11/7/2019

last visited: 7/22/2020

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Engineering LandmarksMalmsbury Railway Viaduct - Malmsbury, VIC, Australia

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A five arch viaduct over the Coliban River

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 11/1/2019

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksBurton Farmers Gin - Burton, TX

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The Burton Farmers Gin still fires up its 125-horsepower Bessemer diesel engine and can produce 500-pound bales of cotton, allowing it to lay claim as the nation’s oldest cotton gin operating at its original location and with original components.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/28/2019

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksLithgow Blast Furnace - Lithgow, NSW, Australia

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The remains and ruins of a blast furnace

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 10/10/2019

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksBethanga Bridge - Bethanga, NSW, Australia

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A truss bridge over the Murray River between New South Wales and Victoria

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 10/8/2019

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksMcKanes Falls Bridge - Lithgow, NSW, Australia

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A truss bridge over the Cox's River

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 10/7/2019

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksHuey P. Long Bridge - Jefferson, LA

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The Huey P. Long Bridge is a rail/Highway bridge spanning the Mississippi River in the Greater New Orleans area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390

location: Louisiana

date approved: 9/15/2019

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksMcNeill Street Pumping Station - Shreveport, LA

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The McNeill Street Station is not only an ASCE Landmark, but also a National Historic Landmark as the last steam pumping station in the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390

location: Louisiana

date approved: 9/15/2019

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksHume Dam - Lake Hume Village, NSW, Australia

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This circular plaque is on the New South Wales side of the earthern dam wall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 5/15/2019

last visited: 9/24/2019

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