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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 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 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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 6/13/2014

last visited: 2/18/2020

Image for Highland Lakes Chain – Tom Miller Dam & Lake Austin – Austin, TXview gallery

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Engineering LandmarksHighland Lakes Chain – Tom Miller Dam & Lake Austin – Austin, TX

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Completed in 1940, Tom Miller Dam, which forms Lake Austin, was the 3rd completed and most downstream of the 6 Highland Lakes Chain dams, altogether a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark of Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 9/17/2013

last visited: 6/28/2007

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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

Image for NRG (nee Reliant) Stadium, Houston, TXview gallery

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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: 8/19/2007

Image for Astrodome (Harris County Domed Stadium); Houston, TXview gallery

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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: 8/19/2007

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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 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: 5/11/2019

Image for Highland Lakes Chain – Mansfield Dam & Lake Travis – Travis County, TXview gallery

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Engineering LandmarksHighland Lakes Chain – Mansfield Dam & Lake Travis – Travis County, TX

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The 4th dam in the series to be completed, Mansfield (nee Marshall Ford) Dam & Lake Travis are spectacular assets of LCRA’s Highland Lakes Chain, a Civil Engineering Landmark of Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tygress

location: Texas

date approved: 9/17/2013

last visited: 11/21/2018

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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

Image for Lake Brazos Labyrinth Weir, Waco, TXview gallery

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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: 4/10/2016

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