Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks of the LA Section

Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks of the LA Section

Since its formation in 1967 under the chairmanship of Harold E. Hedger, Fellow and Honorary member of ASCE, the History and Heritage Committee has reviewed many civil engineering projects located in the eleven county area originally comprising the Los Angeles Section.

Four criteria were applied to determine the suitability of these projects for designation as historic civil engineering landmarks. In each case, a project must have outstanding stature as a civil engineering feat or memorial, it must be unique, it must contain an important innovation in design and construction, and it must have historical significance.

The application of these stringent standards has resulted in the recognition of (more than sixty) projects as historic civil engineering landmarks. In most cases, a certificate of recognition has been presented to the present owners of the landmark. Bronze plaques have been placed at a number of sites. (Click on the above label, "Plaques Placed", to see a listing.)

More information about landmarks click here.

LA City Hall
LA City Hall
Tustin Blimp Hangers - Front View
Tustin Blimp Hangers
Colorado Bridge
Colorado Bridge
Cold Springs Canyon Bridge
Cold Springs Canyon Bridge
Four-Level Interchange Looking Toward Pasadena
Four-Level Interchange Looking Toward Pasadena
Arroyo Seco Parkway
Arroyo Seco Parkway
The Ridge Route
The Ridge Route
Tioga Road
Tioga Road
Pacoima Dam
Pacoima Dam
Santa Felicia Dam
Santa Felicia Dam
Morris Dam and Reservoir
Morris Dam and Reservoir
Salinas River Dam
Salinas River Dam
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Los Angeles Harbor
Los Angeles Harbor
Los Angeles International Airport
Los Angeles International Airport
Mill Creek - Exterior Early 1900's
Mill Creek - Exterior Early 1900's
Newport Harbor - Santa Ana River as Diverted
Newport Harbor - Santa Ana River as Diverted
Angels Flight
Angels Flight
Pacific Electric Railroad
Pacific Electric Railroad
Tehachapi Pass Railroad
Tehachapi Pass Railroad
Santa Fe Railroad Classification Yard at Barstow - General View
Santa Fe Railroad Classification Yard at Barstow - General View
Southern Pacific RailroadSan Luis Obispo to Santa Margarita
Southern Pacific RailroadSan Luis Obispo to Santa Margarita
San Fernando Railroad Tunnel
San Fernando Railroad Tunnel
Treatment Plant Harbor Freeway - Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts Total Sewer System
Treatment Plant - LA Cty Sanitation Districts Total Sewer System
City of Los Angeles Wastewater Service Area
City of Los Angeles Wastewater Service Area
Plant 2 - Facilities of the County Sanitation Districts of Orange County
Plant 2 - Orange Cty Sanitation Facilities
Colorado River AqueductParker Dam & Lake Havasu
Colorado River AqueductParker Dam & Lake Havasu
Colorado River Aqueduct Whitsett Intake Pumping Plant
Colorado River Aqueduct Whitsett Intake Pumping Plant
Colorado River Aqueduct Gene Pumping Plant
Colorado River Aqueduct Gene Pumping Plant
Aqueduct Siphon
Aqueduct Siphon
First Owens River - LA Aqueduct Lined Canal
First Owens River - LA Aqueduct Lined Canal
Lake Cachuma & Bradbury Dam
Lake Cachuma & Bradbury Dam
Los Angeles County Flood Control District - Pacoima Spreading Grounds
LA Cty Flood Control District - Pacoima Spreading Grounds
Percolation Ponds on Rio HondoLos Angeles County Flood Control District
Percolation Ponds on Rio Hondo LA Cty Flood Control District
Los Angeles County Flood Control District Total System Los Angeles Rivert
LA Cty Flood Control District Total System LA River