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Engineering Landmarks
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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.
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

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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Engineering LandmarksDrake Well - Titusville, PA

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Located just outside of Titusville PA Drake's Well is the first commercial oil well ever to be drilled.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bpratt

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/18/2012

last visited: 5/25/2014

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Engineering LandmarksKinzua Viaduct - Kinzua Bridge State Park, Pennsylvania

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The Kinzua Viaduct is listed on the National Register of Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Szuchie

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 2/12/2008

last visited: 10/25/2013

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The Smithfield Street Bridge was the first bridge in America to use the lenticular - or lens-shaped - truss design; and it was one of the first major bridges in the U.S. built primarily with steel. It carries Smithfield St across the Monongahela.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/16/2008

last visited: 7/22/2017

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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: 7/31/2018

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The Monongahela Incline is the oldest continuously operating funicular in the USA. The lower station is located on E Carson St near Smithfield St. The upper station is located at 5 Grandview Ave. Passengers can embark/disembark at either station.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/20/2008

last visited: 7/22/2017

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Engineering LandmarksBuffalo Main Light - Buffalo, NY

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Buffalo Lighthouse at the entrance to Lake Erie/Buffalo River and the terminus of the Erie Canal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 5/3/2015

last visited: 7/14/2018

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Engineering LandmarksEllicott Square Building - Buffalo, NY

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At the time of its completion, the Ellicott Square Building was the largest office building in the country.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman

location: New York

date approved: 6/27/2008

last visited: 5/27/2016

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Designed by Samuel Diescher (1839-1915) after the great flood of 1889.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/31/2015

last visited: 7/3/2016

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Engineering LandmarksHorseshoe Curve - Altoona, PA

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The "World Famous" Horseshoe Curve was designated as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 2003.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member uccacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/3/2012

last visited: 10/7/2017

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Engineering LandmarksAllegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site - Johnstown PA

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The Allegheny Portage Railroad was the first railroad constructed through the Allegheny Mountains in central Pennsylvania, United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/4/2009

last visited: 12/27/2013

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