Landmarks in Civil Engineering

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1988, Vol. 58, Issue 1, Pg. 46-49

Document Type: Feature article


Historic American engineering projects sampled in this article represent those documented in Landmarks in Civil Engineering, by Daniel L. Schodek, published by the MIT Press. Among those included are the Erie Canal, the Transcontinental Railroad, the Mormon Tabernacle, the Hudson-Manhattan Railroad Tunnel, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Each project summary includes dates, statistics on construction materials, and highlights unusual or innovative construction methods.

Subject Headings: Civil engineering landmarks | Railroad bridges | Construction materials | Construction methods | Rail transportation | Tunnels | Gates (hydraulic) | Canals | Engineering history

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