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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 LandmarksUnited States Military Academy - West Point, New York

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The United States Military Academy at West Point is the oldest educational institution in the United States to offer formal academic instruction in the field of civil engineering.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: New York

date approved: 7/24/2008

last visited: never

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Engineering LandmarksChignecto Marine Transport Railway

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Located near Tidnish Cross Roads, Cumberland County, Tidnish Dock Provincial Park marks the eastern terminus of the historic Chignecto Marine Transport Railway - one of Nova Scotia’s most ambitious engineering projects.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Arvense

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 7/20/2008

last visited: 7/12/2009

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Engineering LandmarksLookout Mountain Incline Railway - Lookout Mountain, TN

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Built in 1895, the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway ascends one mile up the side of Lookout Mt in TN. The maximum grade of the rail is 72.7 %.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/7/2008

last visited: 8/2/2017

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Engineering LandmarksShay Locomotive - Roaring Camp RR - Felton, CA

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Old logging trains from the 1890s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen

location: California

date approved: 7/5/2008

last visited: 3/18/2013

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Engineering LandmarksMetalworking Furnaces - San Juan Capistrano, California

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The two furnaces at this site, circa 1790's, are the oldest exisitng metalworking structures in California

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bluejacket01

location: California

date approved: 7/5/2008

last visited: 5/3/2013

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Engineering LandmarksItaipu Dam - Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

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The Itaipu dam is the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world with a total installed power of 14,000 MW.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member geobwong2k

location: Paraná, Brazil

date approved: 7/3/2008

last visited: 5/17/2016

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Engineering LandmarksPalm Springs Aerial Tramway - Palm Springs, California

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Construction of the Aerial Tramway was an engineering challenge and was soon labeled the "eighth wonder of the world".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bluejacket01

location: California

date approved: 7/3/2008

last visited: 8/30/2018

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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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Engineering LandmarksPyrmont Bridge - Sydney, Australia

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The Pyrmont Bridge is a swing bridge over Cockle Bay in Darling Harbour (part of Sydney Harbour) in Sydney, Australia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 6/24/2008

last visited: 3/16/2019

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Engineering LandmarksThe Invention of the Cotton Gin - Savannah, GA

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In 1794, Eli Whitney invented the Cotton Gin on a plantation 10 miles northeast of this marker. This American Society of Agricultural Engineers marker is located in front of the Cotton Exchange on Bay St in Savannah, GA.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Georgia

date approved: 6/3/2008

last visited: 3/25/2019

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Engineering LandmarksEiffel Tower, Paris, France

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French: Tour Eiffel, /tu? ?f?l/) is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars beside the Seine River in Paris. The tower has become a global icon of France and is one of the most recognizable structures in the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SUp3rFM & Cruella

location: France

date approved: 4/29/2008

last visited: 5/2/2020

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Engineering LandmarksIngalls Building - Cincinnati, Ohio

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Historic building considered a daring engineering feat at the time of its construction in downtown Cincinnati.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Ohio

date approved: 4/27/2008

last visited: 12/9/2017

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Engineering LandmarksPeavey-Haglin Experimental Concrete Grain Elevator - St. Louis Park, MN

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This is the Peavey-Haglin Experimental Concrete Grain Elevator, built in 1899 as the first circular concrete elevator in the world. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is one of only three ASCE Landmarks in all of Minnesota.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member FSU*Noles

location: Minnesota

date approved: 4/24/2008

last visited: 6/13/2011

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Engineering LandmarksMonongahela Incline - Pittsburgh, PA

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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 LandmarksSmithfield Street Bridge - Pittsburgh, PA

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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 LandmarksPrehistoric Mesa Verde Reservoirs, Mesa Verde National Park, CO

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Four prehistoric reservoirs at Mesa Verde National Park were constructed and used between AD 750 and AD 1180.  They are: Morefield Reservoir (in Morefield Canyon), Far View Reservoir (on Chapin Mesa), Sagebrush Reservoir (on an unnamed mesa), and Box Elder Reservoir (in Prater Canyon).  These four ancient reservoirs represent extraordinary engineering achievements by the Ancestral Puebloan people. 

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover

location: Colorado

date approved: 4/14/2008

last visited: 5/29/2018

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Engineering LandmarksGovernor's Mansion - Juneau, Alaska

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The site is not listed on their website, but the plaque sure says it all. It has ten bathrooms, six bedrooms, and eight fireplaces; 14,400 square feet.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers

location: Alaska

date approved: 4/12/2008

last visited: 8/12/2014

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Engineering LandmarksGraue Mill & Dam - Oak Brook, IL

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The current Graue Mill & Dam at this site was opened by German immigrant Frederick Graue in 1852. The original dam at this site was built of brush in 1837 by Nicholas Torode, and by Sherman King, who came to this area the year before.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/4/2008

last visited: 9/20/2009

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Engineering LandmarksChesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Connecting Virginia Beach and the Eastern Shore of Virginia (Delmarva Peninsula) this convenience cuts 95 miles off a trip from Virginia's Mainland to Delaware.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/25/2008

last visited: 7/17/2019

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Engineering LandmarksTrans-Alaska Pipeline, Fairbanks, AK

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The Trans-Alaska Pipeline carries oil across the state.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Megadrile

location: Alaska

date approved: 3/17/2008

last visited: 8/10/2017

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Engineering LandmarksFerry Building - San Francisco, CA

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The Ferry Building on San Francisco's Embarcadero a California Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. It was placed in 1976.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ucdvicky

location: California

date approved: 2/28/2008

last visited: 2/8/2019

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Engineering LandmarksSan Antonio River Walk and Flood Control - San Antonio, Texas

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One of the nation's most known tourist destinations, only possible through extensive engineering work.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Texas

date approved: 2/28/2008

last visited: 7/25/2018

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Engineering LandmarksVulcan Street Power Plant - Appleton, WI

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On this site November 25, 1882 the Appleton Edison Light Co. began operating the Vulcan Street Central Station in the first Edison Hydroelectric System in America.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 2/27/2008

last visited: 1/8/2012

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Engineering LandmarksLake Washington Ship Canal and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks - Seattle, WA

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The canal and locks connect the salt waters of the Puget Sound with the freshwater lakes, Lake Union and Lake Washington. It consists of a small and large lock, a spillway and a fish ladder for salmon.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 2/12/2008

last visited: 8/14/2015

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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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