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Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks Index - Listed by States

States

Alabama
Name Built Location State Country Category
Ellicott Stone 1799 Mobile County Alabama United States surveys & maps

 

Alaska
Name Built Location State Country Category
Alaska Highway 1942 Dawson Creek to Delta Junction Alaska United States roads & rails
White Pass and Yukon Railroad 1900 Skagway to Whitehorse Alaska to Yukon Territory United States to Canada roads & rails

 

Arizona
Name Built Location State Country Category
Colorado River Aqueduct 1933-1941   Arizona
to California
United States water supply & control
Hohokam Canal System AD 600 to AD 1450 Phoenix Arizona United States water supply & control
Navajo Bridge 1929 Coconino County Arizona United States bridges
Theodore Roosevelt Dam and
Salt River Project
1911 Gila and Maricopa
Counties
Arizona United States water supply & control

 

Arkansas
Name Built Location State Country Category
White River Concrete Arch Bridge 1930 Cotter Arkansas United States bridges

 

California
Name Built Location State Country Category
Alvord Lake Bridge 1889 San Francisco California United States bridges
Arroyo Seco Parkway 1940 Pasadena to
Los Angeles
California United States roads & rails
Bidwell Bar Suspension Bridge 1855 Oroville California United States bridges
Blimp Hangars 1942-1943 Tustin California United States aviation
Bridgeport Covered Bridge 1862 Nevada County California United States bridges
Central Pacific Railroad 1863-1869 Sacramento to
Promontory
California to
Utah
United States roads & rails
Colorado River Aqueduct 1933-1941   Arizona to
California
United States water supply
& control
First Owens River-
Los Angeles Aqueduct
1907-1913 Mono County to
Los Angeles
California United States water supply
& contol
Folsom Hydroelectric
Power System
1895 Folsom California United States power generation
Golden Gate Bridge 1937 San Francisco to
Marin County
California United States bridges
Pelton Impulse Water
Wheel
1878 Camptonville California United States power generation
San Franciso-Oakland
Bay Bridge
1933-1936 San Francisco to
Oakland
California United States bridges
Sweetwater Dam 1888 Spring Valley California United States dams
Tehachapi Pass Railroad
Line
1874-1876 Keene California United States roads & rails

 

Colorado
Name Built Location State Country Category
Cheesman Dam 1905 Denver Colorado United States dams
Cumbres and Toltec
Scenic Railway
1877-1880 Antonito to Chama Colorado to
New Mexico
United States roads & rails
Durango-Silverton Narrow
Gauge Branch of
the Denver & Rio Grande
Western Railroad
1882 Durango to Silverton Colorado United States roads & rails
Gunnison Tunnel 1909 Montrose Colorado United States tunnels
Moffat Tunnel 1927 Denver Colorado United States tunnels
Prehistoric Mesa
Verde Reservoirs
AD 750-AD 1180 Mesa Verde
National Park
Colorado United States water supply
& control

 

Connecticut
Name Built Location State Country Category
Rocky River Pumped Storage
Hydroelectric Plant
1926-1929 New Milford Connecticut United States power generation

 

Delaware
Name Built Location State Country Category
New Castle Ice Harbor 1795 New Castle Delaware United States water transportation

 

District of Columbia
Name Built Location State Country Category
U.S. Capitol 1793-1800 Washington District of Columbia United States buildings
Washington Monument 1848-1885 Washington District of Columbia United States buildings

 

Florida
Name Built Location State Country Category
Castillo De San Marcos 1672-1695 St. Augustine Florida United States buildings
King's Road 1775 St. Augustine to Ft. Barrington Florida to Georgia United States roads & rails

 

 Georgia
Name Built Location State Country Category
City Plan of Savannah 1733 Savannah Georgia United States surveys & maps
King's Road 1775 St. Augustine to Ft. Barrington Florida to Georgia United States roads & rails

 

Hawaii
Name Built Location State Country Category
East Maui Irrigation System 1876-1923 East Maui Hawaii United States water supply & control
Kamehameha V Post Office Building 1871 Honolulu Hawaii United States buildings
Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility 1940-1943 Honolulu Hawaii United States other structures

 

Illinois
Name Built Location State Country Category
Chesbrough's Chicago
Water Supply System
1864-1869 Chicago Illinois United States water supply & control
Cortland Street Drawbridge 1902 Chicago Illinois United States bridges
National Road 1811-1839 Cumberland to
Vidalia
Maryland to Illinois United States roads & rails
Reversal of the Chicago River 1892-1900 Chicago Illinois United States water transportation

 

Indiana
Name Built Location State Country Category
Duck Creek Aqueduct 1847 Metamora Indiana United States water transportation
West Baden Springs Hotel 1901 West Baden Indiana United States buildings

 

Iowa
Name Built Location State Country Category
Hydraulics Laboratory at
the University of Iowa
1919 Iowa City Iowa United States research & educational
development
Keokuk Dam & Power
Plant Project
1913 Keokuk Iowa United States power generation

 

Kentucky
Name Built Location State Country Category
High Bridge 1876-1877 Jessamine and
Mercer Counties
Kentucky United States bridges
John A. Roebling Bridge 1866 Covington Kentucky United States bridges
Kentucky Dam 1938-1944 Gilbertsville Kentucky United States dams
Louisville Waterworks 1857-1912 Louisville Kentucky United States water supply
& control
Louisville and Portland
Canal Locks & Dam
1830 Louisville Kentucky United States water transportation
Royal Colonial
Boundary of 1665
1728-1821 Middlesboro Kentucky United States boundaries
& surveys

 

Louisiana
Name Built Location State Country Category
Eads South Pass
Navigation Works
1875-1879 New Orleans Louisiana United States water transportation
Huey P. Long Bridge 1935 Jefferson Parish Louisiana United States bridge
McNeill Street
Pumping Station
1887 Shreveport Louisiana United States water supply & control

 

Maine
Name Built Location State Country Category
Bailey Island Bridge 1928 Harpswell Maine United States bridges
Maine Turnpike 1947 Kittery to Portland Maine United States roads & rails
Portland Head Light 1790 Cape Elizabeth Maine United States water transportation
Portland Observatory 1807 Portland Maine United States water transportation
Sewall's Bridge 1761 York Maine United States bridges
Waldo-Hancock Suspension Bridge 1931 Bucksport Maine United States bridges

 

Maryland
Name Built Location State Country Category
Bollman Truss Bridge 1852 Savage Maryland United States bridges
Cabin John Aqueduct 1857-1862 Cabin John Maryland United States water supply
& control
Carrollton Viaduct 1829 Baltimore Maryland United States bridges
Chesapeake & Delaware
Canal
1829 Baltimore to
Philadelphia
Maryland to
Pennsylvania
United States water transportation
Druid Lake Dam 1871 Baltimore Maryland     United States dams
Mason-Dixon Line 1763-1767   Maryland &
Pennsylvania
United States surveys & maps
National Road 1811-1839 Cumberland to
Vidalia
Maryland to
Illinois
United States roads & rails
Thomas Viaduct Railroad
Bridge
1835 Elkridge and Relay Maryland United States bridges

 

Massachusetts
Name Built Location State Country Category
Borden Base Line 1831 Hatfield and South
Deerfield
Massachusetts United States surveys & maps
Boston Subway 1897 Boston Massachusetts United States roads & rails
Canton Viaduct 1835 Canton Massachusetts United States bridges
Cape Cod Canal 1909-1914 Barnstable County Massachusetts United States water transportation
Charles River Basin Project 1910 Boston Massachusetts United States water supply & control
Choate Bridge 1764 Ipswich Massachusetts United States bridges
Granite Railway 1826 Quincy and Milton Massachusetts United States roads & rails
Hoosac Tunnel 1855-1876 North Adams Massachusetts United States tunnels
Lawrence Experiment Station 1866 Lawrence Massachusetts United States research & educational
development
Lowell Waterpower System 1823-1880  Lowell Massachusetts United States power generation
Middlesex Canal 1803-1853 Lowell to
Charlestown
Massachusetts United States water transportation
Minot's Ledge Lighthouse 1855-1860 Cohasset Massachusetts United States water transportation
Moseley Wrought
Iron Arch Bridge
1864 North Andover Massachusetts United States bridges
Naval Drydocks at
Boston and Norfolk
1834 Charlestown
and Portsmouth
Massachusetts
and  Virginia
United States water transportation
Watertown Arsenal 1816 Watertown Massachusetts United States civil engineering
profession

 

Michigan
Name Built Location State Country Category
Mackinac Bridge 1954-1957 Straits of Mackinac Michigan United States bridges
Sault Ste. Marie Hydroelectric
Power Complex
1898-1902 Sault Ste. Marie Michigan United States power generation
Second Street Bridge 1886 Allegan Michigan United States bridges
St. Clair Tunnel 1888-1891 Port Huron to
Sarnia
Michigan to
Ontario
United States to
Canada
tunnels
Detroit-Windsor Tunnel 1928-1930 Detroit, Michigan 
to Windsor, Ontario
  United States to
Canada
tunnels

 

Minnesota
Name Built Location State Country Category
Peavey-Haglin Concrete Grain Elevator 1990 Minneapolis Minnesota United States other structures
Seventh Street Improvement Arches 1883-1884 St. Paul Minnesota United States bridges
Stone Arch Bridge of Burlington
Northern Railroad
1882-1883 Minneapolis Minnesota United States bridges

 

Mississippi
Name Built Location State Country Category
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Waterways Experiment Station
1929 Vicksburg Mississippi United States buildings

 

Missouri
Name Built Location State Country Category
Armour-Swift-Burlington Bridge 1911 Kansas City Missouri United States bridges
Chain of Rocks Water
Purification Plant
1886-1915 St. Louis Missouri United States water supply & control
Eads Bridge 1874 St. Louis Missouri United States bridges
Kansas City Park and
Boulevard System
1815 Kansas City Missouri United States surveys & maps
River des Peres Sewage
& Drainage Works
1924-1931 St. Louis Missouri United States water supply & control
Union Station 1892-1894 St. Louis Missouri United States buildings

 

Montana
Name Built Location State Country Category
Fort Peck Dam 1933-1940 Fort Peck Montana United States dams
Going -To-The-Sun Road 1919-1932 Flathead and Glacier
Counties
Montana United States roads & rails
Mullan Road 1860 Walla Walla to
Fort Benton
Montana United States roads & rails

 

Nevada
Name Built Location State Country Category
Hoover Dam 1931-1935 Boulder City Nevada United States dams
Marlette Lake Water System 1873-1887 Virginia City Nevada United States water supply & control

 

New Hampshire
Name Built Location State Country Category
Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge 1866 Cornish to Windsor New Hampshire United States bridges
Five Stone Arch Bridges 1830's-1860's Hillsborough New Hampshire United States bridges
Mount Washington Cog Railway 1869 Mt. Washington New Hampshire United States roads & rails

 

New Jersey
Name Built Location State Country Category
Atlantic City Municipal
Convention Hall
1926-1929 Atlantic City New Jeresy United States buildings
Bayonne Bridge 1931 Bayonne to
Staten Island
New Jersey to
New York
United States bridges
Cranetown Triangulation Site 1817 Montclair New Jersey United States surveys & maps 
Fink Through Truss Bridge 1858 Hamden New Jersey United States bridges
Great Falls Raceway
and Power System
1792-1864 Paterson New Jersey United States power generation
Holland Tunnel 1920-1927   New York to
New Jersey
United States tunnels
Hudson and Manhattan
Railroad Tunnel
1908 New York City to
Hoboken
New York to
New Jersey
United States tunnels
Hydraulic-Inclined Plane
System of the Morris Canal
1824-1836 Phillipsburg to
Newark Bay
New Jeresy United States water transportation
Newark Airport 1928 Newark New Jersey United States aviation
Northampton Street Bridge 1896 Easton to
Phillipsburg
Pennsylvania to
New Jersey
United States bridges

 

New Mexico
Names Built Location State Country Category
Cumbres and Toltec
Scenic Railway
1877-1880 Antonito to
Chama
Colorado to
New Mexico
United States roads & rails
El Camino Real -
The Royal Road
1519 Santa Fe New Mexico United States roads & rails
Elephant Butte Dam 1916 Truth or
Consequences
New Mexico United States dams
Embudo, New Mexico
Stream Gauging Station
1888 Embudo New Mexico United States water supply & control

 

New York
Name Built Location State Country Category
Bayonne Bridge 1931 Bayonne to
Staten Island
New Jersey to
New York
United States bridges
Blenheim Bridge 1855 North Blenheim New York United States bridges
Bridges of Keeseville 1843-1888 Keeseville New York United States bridges
Bridges of Niagara 1848-Present Niagara Falls New York-Ontario United States-Canada bridges
Brooklyn Bridge 1883 New York New York United States bridges
Croton Water Supply
Systems
1837-1842 New York New York United States water supply & control
Erie Canal 1825 Albany to
Buffalo
New York United States water transportation
First New York Subway 1900-1904 New York New York United States roads & rails
Flight of Five Locks 1915 Waterford New York United States water transportation
George Washington Bridge 1931 New York New York United States bridges
Grand Central Terminal 1913 New York New York United States roads & rails
Holland Tunnel 1920-1927   New York to
New Jersey
United States tunnels
Hudson and Manhattan
Railroad Tunnel
1908 New York City
to Hoboken
New York to
New Jersey
United States tunnels
Iron Building of the U.S.
Army Arsenal
1859 Watervliet New York United States other stuctures
Manhattan Bridge 1909 New York New York United States bridges
Poughkeepsie-Highland
Bridge
1886-1889 Poughkeepsie New York United States bridges
Queensboro Bridge 1909 New York City New York United States bridges
Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute
1824 Troy New York United States research & educational
development
Roebling's Delaware
Aqueduct
1848   Pennsylvania to
New York
United States water supply & control
Site of the Founding Meeting
of ASCE on November 5, 1852
1852 New York New York United States  
Statue of Liberty 1886 New York New York United States buildings
Triborough Bridge Project 1929-1936  New York New York United States bridges
United States Military
Academy-West Point
1802 West Point New York United States buildings
Utica Memorial Auditorium 1959 Utica New York United States buildings
Ward House 1873-1876 Rye New York United States buildings
Whipple Truss Bridge 1855 Schenectady New York United States bridges
Williamsburg Bridge 1903 New York City New York United States bridges

 

North Carolina
Name Built Location State Country Category
Blue Ridge Parkway 1935-1937 Waynesboro to
Cherokee
North Carolina United States roads & rails
Bunker Hill Covered
Bridge
1894 Catawba County North Carolina United States bridges
Cape Hatteras
Lighthouse
1970 Cape Hatteras North Carolina United States water transportation
Dismal Swamp Canal 1793-1805   Virginia to
North Carolina
United States water transportation
Dorton Arena 1852 Raleigh North Carolina United States water transportation

 

North Dakota
Name Built Location State Country Category
Northern Pacific High Line Bridge No. 64 1809 Valley City North Dakota United States bridges

 

Ohio
Name Built Location State Country Category
Cleveland Hopkins Airport 1925 Cleveland Ohio United States aviation
First Concrete Pavement 1893 Bellefontaine Ohio United States roads & rails
Goodyear Airdock 1929 Akron Ohio United States aviation
Ingalls Building 1902-1903 Cincinnati Ohio United States buildings
Miami Conservancy District 1918-1922  Dayton Ohio United States water supply & control
Muskingum River
Navigation System
1841 Zanesville Ohio United States water transportation
Ohio Canal System 1825-1845   Ohio United States water transportation
Point of Beginning, U.S.
Public Lands
1785 East Liverpool Ohio United States surveys & maps

 

Oregon
Name Built Location State Country Category
Bonneville Dam, Columbia
River Power and Navigation
System
1933-1937   Throughout Oregon United States power generation
Columbia (Old) River Scenic
Highway
1913-1922 Multnomah, Hood River,
and Wasco counties
Oregon United States roads & rails
Rogue River Bridge 1930-1931 Gold Beach Oregon United States bridges

 

Pennsylvania
Name Built Location State Country Category
Allegheny Portage Railroad 1834 Hollidaysburg to
Johnstown
Pennsylvania United States roads & rails
Bethlehem Waterworks 1755 Bethlehem Pennsylvania United States water supply & control
Chesapeake & Delaware
Canal
1829 Baltimore to
Philadelphia
Maryland to
Pennsylvania
United States water transportation
City Plan of Philadelphia 1682 Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States surveys & maps
Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge 1929-1930 Columbia to
Wrightsville
Pennsylvania United States bridges
Davis Island Lock & Dam 1878-1885 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania United Stated water transportation
Dunlap's Creek Bridge 1838 Brownsville Pennsylvania United States bridges
Frankford Avenue Bridge 1697 Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States bridges
Fritz Engineering Laboratory 1910 Bethlehem Pennsylvania United States research &
educational development
Horseshoe Curve-Pennsylvania
RR Crossing Alleghany
Mountains
1847-1854 Altoona Pennsylvania United States roads & rails
Kinzua Railway Viaduct 1882 McKean County Pennsylvania United States bridges
Mason-Dixon Line 1763-1767   Maryland &
Pennsylvania
United States surveys & maps
Northampton Street Bridge 1896 Easton to
Phillipsburg
Pennsylvania to
New Jersey
United States bridges
Pennsylvania Turnpike
(Old Section)
1940 Harrisburg to
Pittsburgh 
Pennsylvania United States roads & rails
Philadelphia City Hall 1901 Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States buildings
Philadelphia Municipal
Water Supply
1799-1801 Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States water supply & control
Rockville Stone Arch Bridge 1902 Rockville Pennsylvania United States bridges
Roebling's Delaware
Aqueduct
1848   Pennsylvania to
New York
United States water transportation
Smithfield Street Bridge 1883 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania United States bridges
Tunkhannock Viaduct 1912-1915 Nicholson Pennsylvania United States bridges
Union Canal Tunnel 1827 Lebanon Pennsylvania United States tunnels
Walnut Street Bridge 1890 Harrisburg Pennsylvania United States bridges

 

South Carolina
Name Built Location State Country Category
Charleston-Hamburg Railroad 1833 Charleston to Hamburg South Carolina United States roads & rails

 

South Dakota
Name Built Location State Country Category
Belle Fourche Dam 1911 Butte and Mead Counties South Dakota United States dams
Missouri River Bridges 1920-1927 Missouri River South Dakota United States bridges

 

Tennessee
Name Built Location State Country Category
Montgomery Bell's Tunnel 1818 Cheatham County Tennessee United States tunnels
Morison's Memphis Bridge 1888-1892 Memphis Tennessee United States bridges
Norris Dam 1936 Norris Tennessee United States dams
Tennessee State Capitol 1845-1877 Nashville Tennessee United States buildings

 

Texas
Name Built Location State Country Category
Acequias of San Antonio 1718-1744 San Antonio Texas United States water supply & control
Brooks AFB, Old Hanger 9 1918 San Antonio Texas United States aviation
Denison Dam 1943 Denison Texas United States dams
El Camino Real - Eastern
Branch
16th century San Antonio Texas United States roads & rails
Galveston Seawall and
Grade Raising Project
1904 & 1911 Galveston Island Texas United States water supply & control
Houston Ship Channel 1914 Houston Texas United States water transportation
International Boundary
Marker
1855 El Paso Texas United States surveys & maps
San Antonio River Walk
& Flood Control
1929-1941 San Antonio Texas United States water control & supply
San Jacinto Monument 1936-1939 Houston Texas United States buildings
Texas Commerce Bank
Building
1929 Houston Texas United States buildings

 

Utah
Name Built Location State Country Category
Central Pacific Railroad 1863-1869 Sacramento to
Promontory
California to Utah United States roads & rails
Joining of the Rails -
Transcontinental Railroad
1869 Promontory Utah United States roads & rails
Mormon Tabernacle 1867 Salt Lake City Utah United States buildings
Zion Mt. Carmel Tunnel
and Highway
1930 Washington
County
Utah United States tunnels

 

Vermont
Name Built Location State Country Category
Ascutney Mill Dam 1834 Windsor Vermont United States dams
Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge 1866 Cornish to Windsor Vermont United States bridges

 

Virginia
Name Built Location State Country Category
Blue Ridge Parkway 1935-1937 Waynesboro to
Cherokee
Virginia to
North Carolina
United States roads & rails
Canal Locks of the
Potowmack Canal
1802 to 1828 Great Falls Virginia United States water transportation
Crozet's Blue Ridge
Tunnel
1858 Waynesboro     Virginia United States tunnels
Dismal Swamp Canal 1793-1805   Virginia to
North Carolina
United States water transportation
Fink Deck Truss Bridge 1870 Lynchburg Virginia United States bridges
Naval Drydocks at
Boston and Norfolk
1834 Charlestown
and Portsmouth
Massachusetts
and  Virginia
United States water transportation
Old Cape Henry
Lighthouse
1792 Virginia Beach Virginia United States water transportation
Potowmack Canal
and Locks
1785-1802 Great Falls Virginia United States water transportation

 

Washington
Name Built Location State Country Category
Cedar Falls Water Supply 1902-1905 Seattle Washington United States water supply & control
Grand Coulee Dam 1934-1941 Grand Coulee Washington United States dams
Hanford B Reactor 1944 Richland Washington United States power generation
Lacey V. Murrow Bridge and
Mount Baker Ridge Tunnels
1940 King Country Washington United States bridges
Lake Washington Ship Canal
& Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
1917 Seattle Washington United States water transportation
Mullan Road 1860 Walla Walla to
Fort Benton
Washington to
Montana
United States roads & rails
Snoqualmie Falls Cavity
Generating Station
1898-1899 Snoqualmie Washington United States power generation
Stevens Pass Railroad
Tunnels
1897-1929 Stevens Pass Washington United States tunnels
Tacoma Narrows Bridges 1940 and 1950 Tacoma Washington United States bridges

 

West Virginia
Name Built Location State Country Category
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Roundhouse and Shop Complex
1842-1850's Martinsburg West Virginia United States other structures
Wheeling Suspension Bridge 1849-1856 Wheeling West Virginia United States bridges

 

 

Wisconsin
Name Built Location State Country Category
Marshall Building 1906 Milwaukee Wisconsin United States buildings
Milwaukee Metropolitan
Sewage Treatment Plant
1919-1925 Milwaukee Wisconsin United States water supply & control
Vulcan Street Plant 1882 Appleton Wisconsin United States power generation

 

Wyoming
Name Built Location State Country Category
Buffalo Bill Dam 1904-1910 Cody Wyoming United States dams