University of Texas Arlington

American Society of Civil Engineers, Committee on History and Heritage of American Civil Engineering Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: American Society of Civil Engineers. Committee on History and Heritage of American Civil Engineering.
Title: American Society of Civil Engineers, Committee on History and Heritage of American Civil Engineering Records
Inclusive Dates: 1962-1978
Abstract: These are the files of Joe J. Rady of Fort Worth, Texas, who was chairman of the Texas Section of the Committee and who then was appointed to the National Committee in 1968. Included are files on the sixty-five National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks approved by the Committee from 1968 through 1977 and the files on the Local Historic Engineering Landmarks recommended by the Committee, 1968-1976. Included also are historical works on engineers and engineering sites as well as a History of the Fort Worth Branch, Texas Section, American Society of Civil Engineers for the Years 1931 to 1970 by Harlen H. Hester.
Identification: AR209
Extent: 7 boxes (2 linear feet, 11 inches)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The Committee was established by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1964. The Historic Civil Engineering Landmark program was developed by the Committee as a means of bringing proper recognition to historic civil engineering projects, structures, and sites.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, printed material, photographs. This is a collection of the files of Mr. Joe J. Rady, former Chairman of the Texas Section of the Committee on the History and Heritage of American Civil Engineering. The committee was established by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1964. Mr. Rady was instrumental in organizing one of the first section committees of the History and Heritage of Civil Engineering. In 1968 he was appointed to the National Committee and served on it until 1976 .

Included are the files of sixty-five National Historic Landmark projects approved by the Committee from 1965 through 1977. Each project designated as an Historic Civil Engineering Landmark is in a folder which contains the technical and historical information with full description of the project. Most of the folders include discussions and supplemental information gathered by the Committee during its study and discussion of the project. An index is included which lists chronologically the National Historic Landmarks approved by the ASCE. A brief description of each project is given. The National Landmark folders are arranged in alphabetical order by landmark name.

Included also are the Committee's files on Local Historic Engineering Landmarks. Over the years many historic projects are submitted to the Committee for its consideration, but are deemed worthy of local historical interest rather than national interest. In these cases the Committee recommends that these projects be designated as Local Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks. The American Society of Civil Engineers then refers these recommendations to the proper local section of the ASCE to designate the project as a Local Historic Landmark and aids in providing a bronze marker for placement on such engineering projects. The local landmark folders are arranged alphabetically according to the state where they are located. An index is provided giving a brief description of each project.

See folder 209-1-1 for a guide to the History and Heritage Programs of the ASCE. Folder 209-5-24 contains a history of the Texas Section.

See also: History Today, v. 30, March 1980 for articles on the development of the use of energy in England and the Continent.


 

Organization

Arranged alphabetically.

Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.


Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Rady, Joe J.--Archives.
Organizations
American Society of Civil Engineers.--Committee on History and Heritage of American Civil Engineering--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Civil engineering--United States--History.
Historical markers--United States.
Historic sites--United States.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection

Related Material

AR231: American Society of Civil Engineers, Committee on History and Heritage of American Civil Engineering Records, 1975-1979


Separated Material

The following books were removed from the collection and sent to library circulation:

  • The American Civil Engineer, William H. Wisely, 1974.
  • Selected Papers from The First National Conference on Civil Engineering: History, Heritage and Humanities. Volume I. Princeton University. Sponsored by The National Endowment for the Humanities, 1970.
  • Selected Papers from The First National Conference on Civil Engineering: History, Heritage and the Humanities. Volume II. Princeton University. Sponsored by The National Endowment for the Humanities, 1970
  • An Engineer Writes about People and Places and Projects, Dr. Eldred Harrington, 1967.
  • Engineering in History, Richard Shelton Kirby, Sidney Withington, Arthur Burr Darling, Frederick Gridley Kilgour, 1956.
  • Engineers' Dreams, Willy Ley, 1954.
  • History of Public Works in the United States 1776-1976, by American Public Works Association, Editor-Ellis L. Armstrong, 1976.
  • The Story of Engineering, James Kip Finch, 1960.


Administrative Information

Citation

American Society of Civil Engineers, Committee on History and Heritage of American Civil Engineering Records, Box Number, Folder Number, The University of Texas at Arlington Library Special Collections.

Acquisition

Gift, 1978.

Processing Information

The original order of the collection was maintained with the exception of incomplete folder titles.


 Note to the Researcher 

The following books were kept with the collection:

  • American Wooden Bridges, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1976
  • A Biographical Dictionary of American Civil Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1972
  • The Builders of the Bridge, Steinman, D. B., (undated)
  • The Civil Engineer: His Origins, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1970.
  • Civil Engineers in the World Around Us, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1972-73
  • Historic Engineering Sites in Texas, Compiled by History of Engineering Program, Texas Tech University, 1977 (Copy I)
  • Historic Engineering Sites in Texas, Compiled by History of Engineering Program, Texas Tech University, 1977 (Copy II)
  • The Miami Conservancy District, Morgan, Arthur E., 1951
  • The Reminiscences of John B. Jervis, Engineer of the Old Croton, Edited with Introduction, by Fitzsimons, Neal, Foreword by Vogel, Robert, (undated)
  • Water for the Southwest, Baker, T. Lindsay; Rae, Steven R.; Minor, Joseph E.; Connor, Seymour V.; 1973

Container List

 
Box Folder
1 1 Guide to History and Heritage Programs 1973-1974, 1979
Correspondence, ASCE Guide to History and Heritage Programs.



 
Box Folder
1 2 Index to National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks 1966-1977



 
Box Folder
1 3 Acequias of San Antonio, Texas 1968-1978
Correspondence, brief, photographs, archeological report, historical and technical survey, news release, historical papers, miscellaneous printed material.



 
Box Folder
1 4 Alvord Lake Bridge, San Francisco, California 1967-1970
News release, correspondence, historical material.



 
Box Folder
1 5 Ascutney Mill Dam, Windsor, Vermont 1969-1975
News release, correspondence, newsclipping, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
1 6 Bethlehem Waterworks, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 1970-1971
News release, correspondence.



 
Box Folder
1 7 Bidwell Bar Suspension Bridge, Oroville, California 1964, 1967, 1976
News release, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
1 8 Bollman Truss Bridge, Savage, Maryland 1966
News releases, historical papers, correspondence, evaluation of worth.



 
Box Folder
1 9 Bridgeport Covered Bridge, Nevada County, California 1970
News releases, correspondence, HUD News, historical material.



 
Box Folder
1 10 The Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, New York 1974
Civil Engineers in the World Around Us, edited by M.D. Morris.



 
Box Folder
1 11 The Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, New York 1970-1973, 1979
Correspondence, news releases, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
1 12 Buffalo Bill Dam, Park County, Wyoming 1971-1974
News release, correspondence, historical data, drawings, list of landmarks.



 
Box Folder
1 13 Cabin John Aqueduct, Montgomery County, Maryland 1972
News releases, correspondence, historical data.



 
Box Folder
1 14 Canal and Locks, Great Falls, Virginia 1968-1969
Correspondence, news releases, photograph, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
1 15 Castillo de San Marcos, St Augustine, Florida 1973, 1975
News release, correspondence, historical data.



 
Box Folder
1 16 Central Pacific Railroad, California 1968-1969, 1976
News release, historical data, correspondence.



 
Box Folder
1 17 Charleston - Hamburg Railroad, Charleston, South Carolina 1969-1970
News releases, historical material.



 
Box Folder
1 18 Cheesman Dam, Colorado 1972-1973
Correspondence, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
1 19 Chesbrough's Chicago Water Supply System, Chicago Water Tower, Chicago, Illinois 1962-1978
Preservation News, News release, historical and technical data, correspondence.



 
Box Folder
2 1 Chicago River and Sanitary Canal System, Chicago, Illinois 1976-1977
Correspondence, brochure, photograph, news release, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
2 2 Concrete Pavement, Bellfontaine, Ohio 1975-1976
Correspondence, newsclippings.



 
Box Folder
2 3 Cornish - Windsor Covered Bridge over Connecticut River 1970
News release.



 
Box Folder
2 4 Croton Water Supply System, Westchester, New York 1974-1975, undated
Correspondence, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
2 5 Croton Water Supply System, Westchester, New York 1971
The Reminiscences of John B. Jervis, Engineer of the Old Croton, edited by Neal Fitzsimons, Book Review.



 
Box Folder
2 6 Crozet Tunnel, Rockfish Gap, Virginia 1971-1976, undated
News release, correspondence, historical and technical data, drawings, bulletin.



 
Box Folder
2 7 Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railway, Chama, New Mexico to Antonito, Colorado 1975
Correspondence, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
2 8 Druid Lake Dam, Baltimore, Maryland 1970-1971
News release, correspondence, historical and technical data, drawings, photograph.



 
Box Folder
2 9 Durango - Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Colorado 1968
News release, correspondence, historical data.



 
Box Folder
2 10 Eads Bridge, St. Louis, Missouri 1971
News release, correspondence, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
2 11 Elephant Butte Dam, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico 1975
Correspondence, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
2 12 Ellicott's Stone, Mobile County, Alabama 1968
News release, historical data.



 
Box Folder
2 13 Erie Canal, New York State 1967
News release, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
2 14 Erie Canal #2 and Genessee Aqueduct, Rochester, New York 1974
Correspondence, historical and technical data, booklet.



 
Box Folder
2 15 First Owens River, Los Angeles Aqueduct, California 1970-1971
News release, correspondence, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
2 16 Folsom Hydroelectric Power System, Folsom, California 1974-1975
Correspondence, historical and technical data, booklets.



 
Box Folder
2 17 Frankford Avenue Bride, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1969-1970
News release, correspondence, historical data.



 
Box Folder
3 1 Granite Railway, Quincy, Massachusetts 1969-1975
News release, correspondence, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
3 2 Gunnison Tunnel, Montrose, Colorado 1970-1972
News release, leaflet, newsletters, photograph, historical and technical data, correspondence.



 
Box Folder
3 3 Hoosac Tunnel, Florida, Massachusetts 1973-1976
News release, correspondence, map, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
3 4 Ingalls Buildings, Cincinnati, Ohio 1973
Correspondence, technical and historical data.



 
Box Folder
3 5 International Boundry Monument No. 1, El Paso - Juarez 1975-1976
Correspondence, historical data.



 
Box Folder
3 6 Kansas City Park and Boulevard System, Kansas City, Missouri 1974
Correspondence, historical and technical data, photographs.



 
Box Folder
3 7 King's Road, New Smyrna, Florida to Georgia
Correspondence, historical and technical data, 1975 (also contains nominations and data for: Meridian Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida and Bellamy Road St. Augustine to Tallahassee to Pensacola, Florida, 1975-1976)



 
Box Folder
3 8 Lawrence Experiment Station, Lawrence Massachusetts 1975
News release, correspondence, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
3 9 Marlette Lake Water System, Carson City, Washoe and Storey Counties, Nevada 1974-1975
Correspondence, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
3 10 Mason-Dixon Line, U.S.A. 1975-1977
Correspondence, historical and technical data, news release, brochure.



 
Box Folder
3 11 Miami Conservancy District, Southwestern Ohio 1971-1972
Correspondence, news release, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
3 12 Miami Conservancy, Southwestern, Ohio 1951
The Miami Conservancy District by Arthur E. Morgan.



 
Box Folder
3 13 Middlesex Canal, Billerica, Massachusetts 1967
News release, correspondence, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
4 1 Milwaukee Sewage Treatment Plant, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1973
Correspondence, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
4 2 Minot's Ledge Lighthouse, Cohasset, Massachusetts 1977
Newsclipping, correspondence, news release, program, photograph, historical data.



 
Box Folder
4 3 Morman Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah 1970-1971
News release, photograph, correspondence, historical data.



 
Box Folder
4 4 Mount Washington Cog Railway, New Hampshire 1975
News release, correspondence, brochure.



 
Box Folder
4 5 The Mullan Road, Idaho, Montana and Washington 1977-1978
Correspondence, historical data, photograph, brochure.



 
Box Folder
4 6 Naval Drydocks, Portsmouth, Virginia and Charlestown, Massachusetts 1977
Correspondence, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
4 7 Pelton Impulse Water Wheel, Camptonville, California 1970-1973
News release, correspondence, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
4 8 The Philadelphia Municipal Water Supply System, Fairmont Plant, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1971-1974
News release, correspondence, photographs, brochure, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
4 9 Roebling's Delaware Aquedact, Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania to Minisink, New York 1972
News release, correspondence, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
4 10 Smithfield Street Bridge, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1975-1976
News release, correspondence, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
4 11 Starrucca Viaduct, Lanesboro, Pennsylvania 1971-1973
News release, correspondence, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
4 12 Stone Arch Bridge of the Burlington Northern Railroad, Minneapolis, Minnesota 1973-1975
Newsclipping, news release, correspondence, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
4 13 Steamflow Gaging Station, Embudo, New Mexico 1973-1974
Correspondence, booklets, containing technical and historical data.



 
Box Folder
4 14 Theodore Roosevelt Dam and Salt River Project, Phoenix, Arizona 1970-1971
News release, correspondence, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
4 15 Transcontinental Railroad (First), Joining the Rails at Promontory Point, Utah 1968
News release, correspondence, historical data, book order form.



 
Box Folder
4 16 Tunkhannock Viaduct, Nicholson, Pennsylvania 1974-1976
News release, correspondence, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
4 17 Union Canal Tunnel, Lebanon, Pennsylvania 1969-1970
News release, correspondence, historical data, bulletin.



 
Box Folder
4 18 Vulcan Street Plant, Appleton, Wisconsin 1976
Correspondence, historical data.



 
Box Folder
4 19 Wheeling Suspension Bridge, Wheeling, West Virginia 1977
News release, correspondence, historical data, photograph.



 
Box Folder
5 1 Index to Local Historic Landmarks of Civil Engineering
Index is alphabetical by state



 
Box Folder
5 2 California: The Rose Bowl 1975
Correspondence, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
5 3 California: Padre Dam ("Old Mission Dam") in San Diego 1971
Correspondence, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
5 4 California: Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks 1973-1976
Booklet, data on sixteen California Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks (see index). Also data on Gilbraltar Dam and Mission Tunnel for city of Santa Barbara, California water supply; Ventura River project; city of Beverly Hills La Ciengea water treatment plant; Los Angeles County Flood Control District Spreading Grounds and Fresh Water Barrier in Los Angeles County, California.



 
Box Folder
5 5 Colorado: Civil Engineering Landmarks 1975
Booklet.



 
Box Folder
5 6 Colorado: Gas Pipe Suspension Bridge, Blythe 1971
Correspondence, photocopy of "A History of Suspension Bridges in Bibliographical Form,"



 
Box Folder
5 7 Illinois: Surveying History 1971
Booklet, correspondence.



 
Box Folder
5 8 Louisiana: Raft Removal from the Red River 1971-1973
Correspondence, historical data.



 
Box Folder
5 9 Michigan: Detroit 1969, 1971
Rocky River Bridge - Correspondence, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
5 10 Michigan: Ford Motor Company, Highland Park Plant 1972
Correspondence, historical data.



 
Box Folder
5 11 Mississippi: Natchez Trace approximately1976
Magazine article.



 
Box Folder
5 12 New York: International Railroad Bridge, Buffalo 1973
Correspondence, historical data.



 
Box Folder
5 13 New York: Erie Railway Survey 1971
Prospectus.



 
Box Folder
5 14 Ohio: Cuyahoga County 1975
Correspondence, brochure: "An Inventory of Noteworthy Engineering and Industrial Works in Cuyahoga County, Ohio," (photocopy).



 
Box Folder
5 15 Pennsylvania: Reading Terminal in Philadelphia 1973
Correspondence, technical data.



 
Box Folder
5 16 Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh undated
Brochure of Historic Engineering Works.



 
Box Folder
5 17 New Mexico: Historic Water Supplies Study: "The History of Water Supply Systems in the Southwest," approximately 1972



 
Box Folder
5 18 Tennessee: L. & N. Railroad Station, Chattanooga 1972
Correspondence, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
5 19 Texas: Galveston Seawall 1961, undated
Brochures containing the history of the Galveston Seawall.



 
Box Folder
5 20 Texas: Paddock Viaduct, Ft. Worth 1975-1976
Correspondence, newsclipping, historical and technical data.



 
Box Folder
5 21 Texas: Franklin Canal, El Paso 1975
Correspondence, data included Paddock Viaduct, Galveston Seawall, Waco Suspension Bridge and Alamo Portland and Roman Cement Works.



 
Box Folder
5 22 Texas: Coast and Geodetic Markers 1976
Correspondence.



 
Box Folder
5 23 Texas: Historic Engineering Documents 1920-1968, undated.
Correspondence, bulletins and articles. See index for titles. Also includes, "Progress in Sewage Disposal Methods in Texas," 1928; "Procedures for Submitting Plans Pertaining to Public Water Supplies…," 1937; "Sewer Improvements and Treatment Plants - Preparation and Submission of Plans," approximately 1936; "Specifications for Laying Sewer Main," undated, original and photocopy.



 
Box Folder
5 24 Texas: Texas Section History - Booklets 1936-1971
(see index for titles)



 
Box Folder
5 25 Texas: Coronado's Bridge 1971
Correspondence, historical data.



 
Box Folder
6 1 Texas: Southwest Water Supply Systems 1975
Correspondence, articles (see index).



 
Box Folder
6 2 Texas: Texas Tech Historical Studies of the Southwest 1969-1975
See index for contents, also additional brochures and printed material.



 
Box Folder
6 3 Smithsonian Institution 1972
Correspondence, brochure, list of Engineering Collections.



 
Box Folder
6 4 Virginia: Virginia Section History 1968-1975, undated
Brochures.



 
Box Folder
6 5 Wyoming: Pathfinder Dam, North Plattee River 1971-1974
Correspondence, printed material.



 
Box Folder
6 6 Books: The Civil Engineer: His Origins, ASCE Historical Publication No. 1, 1970 (Newsclipping included), A Biographical Dictionary of American Civil Engineers, ASCE Historical Publication No. 2, 1972 (autographed by Joe J. Rady)



 
Box Folder
6 7 Books: Water for the Southwest, Letter, ASCE Historical Publication No. 3, 1973 (autographed by Joseph E. Minor), American Wooden Bridges, ASCE Historical Publication No. 4, (autographed by Joe J. Rady)



 
Box Folder
6 8 Book: The Builders of the Bridge: The Story of John Roebling and His Son, 1950 (Inscription by author)



 
Box Folder
7 1 Historic Engineering Sites in Texas, compiled by the History of Engineering Program, Texas Tech University, 1977, Volumes I and II, with letter, 1978.



 
Box Folder
7 2 Newspaper clipping, "The Top Bridge," Parker County 1981
Weatherford, Texas.



Detailed Description of the Collection

INDEX TO LOCAL HISTORIC LANDMARKS OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

 
California
The Rose Bowl
Located at Pasadena, California, the Rose Bowl was constructed in 1922. It was the first major stadium built in California. It was the forerunner of other similar stadiums throughout the nation.
Padre Dam
This dam was constructed during the period of 1803 thru 1810. Its importance lies in relating the knowledge & work of the Spanish & Moorish to the new world and carrying this knowledge to Calif. This is the oldest irrigation system in the state.
Historic Landmarks in Calif.
This file contains general information on landmarks in California as follows:
1.
booklet on Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks in Southern California
2.
information on 16 landmarks as follows:
a.
Ferry Building, San Francisco
b.
Fort Point, San Francisco
c.
Conservatory, Golden Gate Park, San Francisc???
d.
Moffett Field Hangar, Sunnyvale
e.
Chabot Dam, Alameda County
f.
Crystal Springs Dam, San Mateo County
g.
Alameda Creek (Sunol Water Temple), Fremont
h.
Santa Clara Water Conservation
i.
Golden Gate Bridge
j.
San Francisco Cable Cars
k.
Humboldt Harbot & Jetties, Humboldt County
l.
Fernbridge, Eel River, Humboldt County
m.
Pigeon Point Lighthouse, San Mateo County
n.
The Geyeers Geothermal Power Development Sonoma County
o.
Haas Powerhouse, Fresno County
p.
Carquinez 60-kilovolt Crossing, Sacramento River



 
Colorado:
Colorado C.E. landmarks
This file contains a pamphlet entitled Colorado Heritage of Engineering. It encompasse the following:
a.
Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
b.
Cheesman Dam
c.
Gunnison Tunnel
d.
Moffat Tunnel
Gas Pipe Suspension Bridge
This is one of the earliest long span pipe suspension bridge types built in the west. It has a 1020 ft. span across the Colorado River.



 
Illinois:
Surveying History
This file contains a booklet entitled The Beginning of Illinois Surveys.



 
Lousiana:
Raft Removal from the Red River
The removal of the raft made Red River navigable at a time when river transportation was vital and opened up a large area of the Lousiana Purchase to further development and settlement.



 
Michigan:
Detroit-Rocky River Bridge
This bridge has a main arch of 280 feet of unreinforced concrete, with a total length of 708 feet. It connects the cities of Lakewood and Rocky River.
Ford Motor Company Highland Park Plant
This plant was the birthplace of mass production of automobiles on moving assembly lines. When put into production in 1910, this was the biggest building under one roof in Michigan and the world's largest automobile factory.



 
Mississippi:
Natchez Trace
This is a pioneer trail that bisects three Southern states and surveys more than 150 years of history.



 
New York:
International R.R. Bridge at Buffalo
This was the first bridge to span the treacherous waters of the upper Niagara River. It was built shortly after the Civil War to connect the U.S. with Canada.
Erie Railway
This railway was completed in 1851. It was the first line to connect the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean and was not only the longest but also the widest trunk line railroad in the U.S. at its completion time.



 
Ohio:
Cuyahoga County
this file contains a booklet entitled "An Inventory of Noteworthy Engineering and Industrial Works in Cuyahoga County, Ohio."



 
Pennsylvania:
Reading Terminal in Philadelphia
This is the last surviving single-span trainshed in the country and the oldest wide-span roof in the world.
Pittsburgh
This file contains a booklet on the Historic Engineering Works in Pittsburgh.



 
New Mexico:
This file contains a study entitled "The History of Water Supply Systems in the Southwest" by Steve Rae and Joseph E. Minor



 
Tennessee:
L & N Railroad Station in Chattanooga
This is Chattanooga's oldest landmark. Its roof is supported by 8 of the original wooden arch trusses erected 113 years ago.



 
Texas:
Galveston Seawall
This wall was built to protect the city of Galveston from destruction by sea storms and hurricanes.
Paddock Viaduct in Fort Worth
This was the first large self-supporting reinforcement concrete arch bridge erected in the U.S.
Franklin Canal in El Paso
This was the first large scale irrigation effort undertaken in extreme west Texas. It provided a dependable supply of irrigation water to the region and promoted its economic growth.
Texas Coast & Geodetic Markers
Information given by Trigg Twichell, head of U.S.G.S. Office in Texas, on markers in Texas.
Texas Historic Engineering Documents
This file contains the following documents:
"Water Well Standards", published in 1936
"Fifty Years of Activated Sludge in Texas"
"Sewage Pumping and Disposal Plants" 1923
"The Imhoff Sewage Tank in America", undated
"Activated Sludge Studies" 1920 - 1922
"Seventy-Five Years of Progress in Public Water Supply"
Texas Section History
This file contains the following booklets:
"The First Fifty Years"
"The Texas Engineer"
History of the Houston Branch, A.S.C.E.
History of the Ft. Worth Branch, A.S.C.E.
"Falcon Dam and the Lost Towns of Zapata"



 
Texas:
Coronado's Bridge
This is the Southwest's oldest bridge. This bridge was built by Coronado in 1540 to carry his army. There is a discrepancy over the exact location of the bridge.
Texas Tech Historical Studies of the Southwest
This file contains the following:
1.
"History of Water Supply System in the Southwest" by Joe Minor, Steve Rae & T. Lindsay Baker
2.
Texas Tech News 1-15-75
3.
Letter dated 1-30-73 to Fitzsimons from Joe J. Rady regarding Texas Tech
4.
Details of HAER
5.
Proposed Historic site data processing procedures
6.
"The rise of Water Works in the Southwest" by T. L. Baker
7.
H.E.S.I. - Texas Tech site listing
Southwest Water Supply Systems
this file contains the following:
1.
"The History of Water Supply Systems in the Southwest" by Steve Rae and Dan M. Wells (missing)
2.
"Some Unusual Water Pipelines of the Southwest" by T. L. Baker
3.
"Montezuma Valley Irrigation", an article in Colorado Municipalities



 
Smithsonian:
Smithsonian Institution
This file contains information pertaining to the History of Civil Engineering which is placed in the Historical Archives at the Smithsonian.



 
Virginia:
Virginia Section History
this file contains the following:
1.
"The History and Heritage of Civil Engineering in Virginia"
2.
"Covered Bridges in Virginia"
3.
"Historic Roads of Virginia"
4.
"the most convenient wayes", a story of roads in Virginia



 
Wyoming:
Pathfinder Dam
This is the first dam to be built on the wild North Platte River in Wyoming.