Engineering Projects

  • To date, more than 200 projects worldwide have earned the designation of ASCE Historical Civil Engineering Landmark, one that illustrates the creativity and innovative spirit of civil engineers. Almost always performed under challenging conditions, each of these engineering feats represents the achievement of what was considered an impossible dream.

  • Aviation

    • Blimp Hangars
    • Brooks AFB, Old Hanger 9
    • Cleveland Hopkins Airport
    • Goodyear Airdock
    • Newark Airport

    Bridges

    • Alvord Lake Bridge
    • Armour-Swift-Burlington Bridge
    • Bailey Island Bridge
    • Bayonne Bridge
    • Bidwell Bar Suspension Bridge
    • Blenheim Bridge
    • Bollman Truss Bridge
    • Bridgeport Covered Bridge
    • Bridges of Keeseville
    • Bridges of Niagara
    • Brooklyn Bridge
    • Bunker Hill Covered Bridge
    • Canton Viaduct
    • Carrollton Viaduct
    • Choate Bridge
    • Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge
    • Conwy Suspension Bridge
    • Conwy Tubular Bridge
    • Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge
    • Courtland Street Drawbridge
    • Craigellachie Bridge
    • Dunlap's Creek Bridge
    • Eads Bridge
    • Fink Deck Truss Bridge
    • Fink Through Truss Bridge
    • Firth of Forth Railway Bridge
    • Five Stone Arch Bridges
    • Frankford Avenue Bridge
    • George Washington Bridge
    • Golden Gate Bridge
    • High Bridge
    • Huey P. Long Bridge
    • Iron Bridge
    • John A. Roebling Bridge
    • Kinzua Railway Viaduct
    • Lacy V. Murrow Bridge and Mount Baker Ridge Tunnels
    • Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge
    • Mackinac Bridge
    • Manhattan Bridge
    • Menai Suspension Bridge
    • Missouri River Bridge
    • Morison's Memphis Bridge
    • Moseley Wrought Iron Arch Bridge
    • Navajo Bridge
    • Northampton Street Bridge
    • North Pacific High Line Bridge No. 64
    • Old Wisla Bridge
    • Ponte Maria Pia Bridge
    • Poughkeepsie-Highland Bridge
    • Quebec Bridge
    • Queensboro Bridge
    • Rockville Stone Arch Bridge
    • Rogue River Bridge
    • Salginatobel Bridge
    • San Franciso-Oakland Bay Bridge
    • Second Street Bridge
    • Seventh Street Improvement Arches
    • Sewall's Bridge
    • Smithfield Street Bridge
    • Starrucca Viaduct
    • Stone Arch Bridge of Burlington Northern Railroad
    • Sydney Harbour Bridge
    • Tacoma Narrows Bridges
    • Thomas Viaduct Railroad Bridge
    • Triborough Bridge Project
    • Tunkhannock Viaduct
    • Union Bridges
    • Viaducto Del Malleco
    • Victoria Falls Bridge
    • Waldo-Hancock Suspension Bridge
    • Walnut Street Bridge
    • Wheeling Suspension Bridge
    • Whipple Truss Bridge
    • White River Concrete Arch Bridge
    • Williamsburg Bridge
    • Zhaozhou Bridge (or Anji) 

    Buildings

    • Atlantic City Municipal Convention Hall
    • Castillo De San Marcos
    • Dorton Arena
    • Hagia Sophia
    • Hwaseong Fortress
    • Ingalls Building
    • Kamehameha V Post Office Building
    • Kavanagh Building
    • Marshall Building
    • Mormon Tabernacle
    • Philadelphia City Hall
    • Tennessee State Capitol
    • Texas Commerce Bank Building
    • U.S. Capitol
    • Utica Memorail Auditorium
    • Ward House
    • West Baden Springs Hotel

    Dams

    • Ascutney Mill Dam
    • Belle Fourche Dam
    • Buffalo Bill Dam
    • Cheesman Dam
    • Denison Dam
    • Druid Lake Dam
    • Elephant Butte Dam
    • Fort Peck Dam
    • Grand Coulee Dam
    • Hoover Dam
    • Kentucky Dam
    • Norris Dam
    • Sweetwater Dam
    • Woodhead Dam
    • Zuiderzee Enclosure Dam

    Other Structures

    • Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Roundhouse & Shop Complex
    • Eiffel Tower
    • Guayabo Ceremonial Center
    • Iron Building of the U.S. Army Arsenal
    • Peavy-Haglin Concrete Grain Elevator
    • Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility
    • San Jacinto Monument
    • Statue of Liberty
    • Titan Crane
    • Washington Monument

    Power Generation

    • Bonneville Dam, Columbia River Power and Navigation System
    • Folsom Hydroelectric Power System
    • Great Falls Raceway and Power System
    • Handford B Reactor
    • Keokuk Dam & Power Plant Project
    • Lowell Waterpower System
    • Pelton Impulse Water Wheel
    • Rocky River Pumped Storage Hydraulic Plant
    • Sault Ste. Marie Hydroelectric Power Complex
    • Shannon Hydroelectric Scheme
    • Snoqualmie Falls Cavity Generating Station
    • Snowy Mountains Hydo-electric Scheme
    • Vulcan Street Plant

    Research & Educational Development

    • Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees
    • Fritz Engineering Laboratory
    • Hydraulics Laboratory at the University of Iowa
    • Lawrence Experimental Station
    • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    • Site of the Founding Meeting of ASCE on November 5, 1852
    • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterway Experiment Station
    • United States Military Academy at West Point
    • Watertown Arsenal

    Roads & Rails

    • Alaska Highway
    • Allegheny Portage Railroad
    • Arroyo Seco Parkway
    • Blue Ridge Parkway
    • Boston Subway
    • Central Pacific Railroad
    • Charleston-Hamburg Railroad
    • Columbia (Old) River Scenic Highway
    • Grand Central Terminal
    • Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railway
    • Dublin-Belfast Rail Link
    • Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Branch of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
    • El Camino Real - Eastern Branch
    • El Camino Real - The Royal Road
    • First Concrete Pavement
    • First New York Subway
    • Going -To-The-Sun Road
    • Granite Railway
    • Great Western Railway
    • Horseshoe Curve-Pennsylvania RR Crossing Alleghany Mountains
    • Joining of the Rails -Transcontinental Railroad
    • King's Road
    • Lake Moeris Quarry Road
    • Maine Turnpike
    • Mount Washington Cog Railway
    • Mullan Road
    • National Road
    • North Island Main Trunk Railway
    • Pennsylvania Tunpike (Old Section)
    • Tehachapi Pass Railroad Line
    • Union Station
    • White Pass and Yukon Railroad

    Surveys & Maps

    • Borden Base Line
    • City Plan of Philadelphia
    • City Plan of Savannah
    • Cranetown Triangulation Site
    • Ellicott Stone
    • International Boundary Marker
    • Kansas City Park and Boulevard System
    • Mason-Dixon Line
    • Point of Beginning, U.S. Public Lands
    • Royal Colonial Boundary of 1665
    • Vancouver's Mapping of the West Coast of North America

    Tunnels

    • Crozet's Blue Ridge Tunnel
    • Detroit-Windsor Tunnel
    • Gunnison Tunnel
    • Holland Tunnel
    • Hoosac Tunnel
    • Hudson and Manhattan Railroad Tunnel
    • Moffat Tunnel
    • Montgomery Bell's Tunnel
    • St. Clair Tunnel
    • Stevens Pass Railroad Tunnels
    • Thames Tunnel
    • Union Canal Tunnel
    • Zion Mt. Carmel Tunnel and Highway

    Urban Planning

    • Machu Picchu

    Water Supply & Control

    • Acequias of San Antonio
    • Acquedotto Traiano-Paolo
    • Acueduto de Queretaro
    • Acueduto de Segovia
    • Bethlehem Waterworks
    • Cabin John Aqueduct
    • Cedar Falls Water Supply
    • Chain of Rocks Water Purification Plant
    • Charles River Basin Project
    • Chesbrough's Chicago Water Supply System
    • Colorado River Aqueduct
    • Croton Water Supply Systems
    • East Maui Irrigation System
    • Embudo, New Mexico Stream Gauging Station
    • First Owens River-Los Angeles Aqueduct
    • Galveston Seawall and Grade Raising Project
    • Goldfields Water Supply
    • Hohokam Canal System
    • Ifugao Rice Terraces
    • Louisville Waterworks
    • Marlette Lake Water System
    • McNeill Street Pumping Station
    • Miami Conservancy District
    • Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage Treatment Plant
    • Petra
    • Philadelphia Municipal Water Supply
    • Prehistoric Mesa Verde Reservoirs
    • Reversal of the Chicago River
    • River des Peres Sewage & Drainage Works
    • Roebling's Delaware Aqueduct
    • San Antonio River Walk & Flood Control
    • Theodore Roosevelt Dam and Salt River Project
    • Tipon

    Water Transportation

    • Caledonian Canal
    • Canal Locks of the Potowmack Canal
    • Cape Cod Canal
    • Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
    • Chesapeake & Delaware Canal
    • Davis Island Lock & Dam
    • Dismal Swamp Canal
    • Duck Creek Aqueduct
    • Eads South Pass Navigation Works
    • Eddystone Lighthouse
    • Erie Canal
    • Flight of Five Locks
    • Forth & Clyde Canal
    • Gota Canal
    • Houston Ship Channel
    • Hydraulic-Inclined Plane System of the Morris Canal
    • Lake Washington Ship Canal & Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
    • Louisville and Portland Canal Locks & Dam
    • Middlesex Canal
    • Minot's Ledge Lighthouse
    • Muskingum River Navigation System
    • New Castle Ice Harbor
    • Ohio Canal System
    • Old Cape Henry Lighthouse
    • Panama Canal
    • Portland Head Light
    • Portland Observatory
    • Potowmack Canal and Locks
    • Suez Canal

    Need more information on a landmark? Contact  Jennifer Lawrence.

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