World’s Most Famous Civil Structures in History: 50+ Top Rated Famous Civil Structures

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 # What is the importance of civil structures? 

The main importance of civil structure is that it helps detect whether it has been built safer.

 


 # What is the meaning of a civil structure? 

If anything (i.e., buildings, bridges, and many others) is constructed or built from different and numerous interrelated parts with a specific fixed location on the earth’s surface ( i.e., ground), that is called a civil structure.

 


 

 # What are the World’s Most famous civil structures in history? 

Many famous civil structures are worldwide, but some most relevant and top-rated ones can be clarified below.

 

 51. Blenheim Covered Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.NTitleInformation
1.LocationBlenheim, New York City
2.Opened1855
3.Closed1932
4.Total length71 m
5.Bridge typeLongest Covered bridge, Truss bridge
6.Longest span64 m Area: 8,094 m²

 


 

 50. Forth Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.NTitleInformation
1.AddressQueensferry, South Queensferry, United Kingdom
2.FeaturesThe first significant steel structure in the world
3.Construction started1882
4.OpenedMarch 4, 1890
5.Longest span521 m
6.Total length2,467 m
7.ArchitectsBenjamin Baker, Sir John Fowler, 1st Baronet
8.Bridge typeCantilever bridge

 


 49. Washington Monument 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.NTitleInformation
1.AddressWashington DC, United States
2.ArchitectsRobert Mills, Thomas Lincoln Casey Sr
3.FeaturesBetween 1884 and 1889, it was recognized as the world’s tallest structure
4.Area & Floors43 ha area & 3 floors
5.Height & no. of stones169m & over 36,000 stones
6.Total no. of steps897
7.Construction startedJuly 4, 1848
8.EstablishedOctober 15, 1966
9.OpenedOctober 9, 1888

 


 

 48. San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.NTitleInformation
1.LocationSan Francisco, Oakland
2.Total length7,180 m
3.Height160 m
4.OpenedNovember 12, 1936
5.Construction startedJuly 9, 1933
6.AddressUnited States
7.Longest span700 m

 


 47. Statue of Liberty 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.NTitleInformation
1.Real nameLiberty Enlightening the World
2.The lady in the Statue of LibertyAugusta Charlotte Bartholdi
3.FeaturesThe people of France gifted the Statue of Liberty
4.AddressNew York, United States
5.ArtistFrédéric Auguste Bartholdi
6.Height93 m
7.Construction started1876
8.EstablishedOctober 15, 1924
9.OpenedOctober 28, 1886

 


 46. The Centre Pompidou 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.NTitleInformation
1.AddressPlace Georges-Pompidou, Paris, France
2.ArchitectsRenzo Piano, Richard Rogers, Gianfranco Franchini, Peter Rice, Su Rogers, Mike Davies
3.Architectural stylesHigh-tech architecture, Brutalist architecture, Postmodern Architecture
4.Height42m
5.Construction started1971
6.Opened1977
7.Architecture firmPiano & Rogers
8.FeaturesOne of the stunning world-class collections of modern art

 


 45. Quebec Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.NTitleInformation
1.Bridge TypeCantilever bridge, Truss bridge, Footbridge
2.LocationQuébec City, Levis
3.Construction Started1904 Bridge
4.OpenedDecember 3, 1919
5.Total Length987 m
6.FeaturesWorld’s Longest transparent span bridge
7.ArchitectTheodore Cooper
8.Longest Span549 m

 


 44. Tunkhannock Creek Viaduct 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.NTitleInformation
1.AddressPA-92, Nicholson, PA 18446
2.Built ByDelaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad (DL&W)
3.Clearance below73 m
4.Construction startedMay 1912
5.Total length724 m
6.MaterialConcrete
7.LocationNicholson
8.Height73 m

 


 43. Jiaozhou Bay Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.NTitleInformation
1.AddressAodong Rd, Chengyang District, Qingdao, Shandong, China
2.Construction started2007
3.Total length41,580 m
4.LocationQingdao, Licang District
5.Bridge typeThe cable-stayed bridge, Suspension bridge, Pile bridge, Self-anchored suspension bridge
6.MaterialPrestressed concrete
7.Longest span260 m
8.OpenedJune 30, 2011
9.Built byShandong Gaosu Group

 


 42. Aqueduct of Segovia 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.NTitleInformation
1.AddressSegovia, Spain
2.LocationSegovia Province
3.Built byThe Roman emperor Trajan
4.Total length794 m
5.Height28 m
6.MaterialGranite
7.Width5.1 m

 


 41. Fairmont Le Château Frontenac 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.NTitleInformation
1.Address1, rue des Carrières Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4P5
2.Opened18 December 1893
3.OwnerIvanhoé Cambridge
4.Height80 m (260 ft)
5.ArchitectBruce Price
6.Floor count18
7.Number of rooms & restaurants610 & 4

 


 

 40. Bridgeport Covered Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.NTitleInformation
1.LocationSouth Yuba River State Park
2.Address17660 Pleasant Valley Rd, Penn Valley, CA 95946, United States
3.Construction started1962
4.Opened1862
5.Total length71 m
6.Bridge typeCovered bridge, Truss bridge
7.Built byDavid J. Wood
8.Longest span63 m
9.Body of waterYuba River

 


 39. Brooklyn Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.AddressNew York, NY 10038, United States
2.Total length1,834 m
3.OpenedMay 24, 1883
4.Construction started1869
5.Bridge typeThe suspension bridge, Cable-stayed bridge
6.LocationNew York, Brooklyn, Manhattan
7.Longest span486 m
8.ArchitectJohn A. Roebling

 


 38. Kinzua Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.Location296 Viaduct Rd, Mt Jewett, PA 16740, USA
2.Built1882
3.DesignRailroad bridge
4.Height301 ft (92 m)
5.Width10 ft (3.0 m)
6.Total length2,052 ft (625 m)
7.Built byThe Phoenix Iron Works
8.CollapsedJuly 21, 2003

 


 37. Carrollton Viaduct 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.AddressBaltimore, MD 21230, United States
2.LocationBaltimore
3.Construction started1828
4.Opened1829
5.Bridge typeArch bridge, Deck arch bridge
6.Total length95 m
7.Clearance below16 m
8.Longest span24 m
9.Built byCaspar Wever and designer James Lloyd

 


 36. Northampton Street Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.AddressUnion Square, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865, United States
2.LocationEaston
3.Total length171 m
4.Opened1896
5.ArchitectJames Madison Porter III
6.Body of waterDelaware River
7.Load limit3 short tons (2.7 t)

 


 35. Holmesburg Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.AddressFrankford Ave & Solly Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19136, United States
2.Opened1697
3.Bridge typeArch bridge
4.LocationUS 13 (Frankford Avenue) – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5.Total length22 m
6.Built1697
7.Built byThe men of Holmesburg

 


 34. Edificio Kavanagh 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.AddressFlorida 1065, C1005 CABA, Argentina
2.ArchitectsErnesto Lagos, Gregorio Sánchez, Luis María de la Torre
3.Architectural stylesModern architecture, Art Deco, Rationalism
4.Construction started1934
5.Floors31
7.OwnerAlain Levenfiche
8.OpenedJanuary 2, 1936
9.Height120 m CTBUH

 


 

 33. Rockville Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.Address800 S Main St, Marysville, PA 17110, United States
2.Construction startedApril 1900
3.LocationMarysville
4.OpenedMarch 30, 1902
5.Total length3,820 feet (1,164 m)
6.Body of waterSusquehanna River
7.DesignStone masonry arch bridge
8.Clearance below13 m
9.Longest span70 feet (21 m)

 


 32. Ingalls Building 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.Address6 E 4th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, United States
2.Architectural styleNeoclassical architecture
3.ArchitectAlfred Oscar Elzner
4.Materialreinforced concrete
5.Built1903
6.Floors16

 


 31. Cabin John Aqueduct Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.Address7394-7398 Macarthur Blvd, Cabin John, MD 20818, United States
2.ArchitectMontgomery C. Meigs
3.Area2 ha
4.LocationCabin John
5.Opened1864
6.MaterialMasonry bridge
7.FeaturesA long bridge including so many arches with the best water supply over a valley

 


 

 30. Union Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.AddressBerwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1XQ, United Kingdom
2.LocationNorthumberland
3.Opened26 July 1820
4.Total area1.04 sq mi (2.68 km2)
5.Construction started1819
6.ArchitectSamuel Brown
7.Longest span137 m
8.Bridge typeSuspension bridge
9.Body of waterRiver Tweed

 


 29. Craigellachie Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.AddressRiver Spey, Craigellachie, Aberlour AB38 9ST, United Kingdom
2.Construction started1812
3.ArchitectThomas Telford
4.LocationCraigellachie
5.MaterialCast iron
6.Total length46 m
7.Bridge typeArch bridge, Deck arch bridge
8.Owned byThe Moray Council

 


 

 28. Bidwell Bar Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.AddressOroville, CA 95966, United States
2.Opened1967
3.Total length338 m
4.LocationOroville
5.Bridge typeSuspension bridge
6.Body of waterLake Oroville

 


 

 27. Windsor Upper Dam 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.Opened1783
2.Area2 ha
3.Height12 m
4.Architectural styleGreek Revival architecture
5.Added to NRHPJanuary 9, 2007
6.ContractorsSimeon Cobb and Joseph Mason

 


 

 26. Seventh Street Improvement Arches 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.Opened1884
2.Added to NRHPNovember 6, 1989
3.Longest span41 feet in the east arch, 30 feet in the west arch
4.LocationSaint Paul
5.Width38 m
6.Built byMichael O’Brien and McArthur Brothers of Chicago

 


 

 25. Choate Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.AddressMA-1A, Ipswich, MA 01938, United States
2.Opened1764
3.Added to NRHPAugust 21, 1972
4.LocationIpswich, Massachusetts
5.ArchitectMichael O’Brien and McArthur Brothers of Chicago
6.Length90 Feet

 


 

 24. Walnut Street Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.Address1 Walnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37403, United States
2.Clearance below30 m
3.Construction started1889
4.Body of waterTennessee River
5. Total length724 m
6.Bridge typeTruss bridge
7.Area6,475 m²
8.Opened1890

 


 

 23. Bollman Iron Truss Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.AddressLaurel, MD 20723, United States
2.ArchitectWendel Bollman
3.Area2 ha
4.Total length49 m
5.LocationSavage
6.Construction started1852
7.Opened1869
8.OwnersSavage Manufacturing Company, Howard County Commission

 


 

 22. Starrucca Viaduct 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.AddressDepot St, Susquehanna, PA 18847, United States
2.Total length1,040 feet (320 m)
3.LocationLanesboro
4.Longest spanSeventeen spans of 50 feet (15 m)
5.Height34 m
6.Clearance below100 feet (30 m)
7.Bridge typeArch bridge, Deck arch bridge
8.Opened1848
9.DesignStone arch bridge

 


 

 21. Canton Viaduct 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.AddressCanton, MA 02021, United States
2.Construction startedApril 20, 1834
3.Clearance below7.01 m
4.length187 m
5.OpenedJuly 28, 1835
6.Height21 m
7.Bridge typeViaduct
8.DesignBlind arcade cavity wall
9.MaterialWalls – Granite
Deck – Reinforced concrete

 


 

 20. Puente Malleco 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.AddressCollipulli, Araucania, Chile
2.ArchitectVictorino Aurelio Lastarria
3.LocationCollipulli
4.Height102 m
5.OpenedOctober 26, 1890
6.Total length348 m
7.Bridge typeBeam bridge
8.Width4 m

 


 

 19. Watertown Arsenal 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.LocationWatertown, Massachusetts
2.Built1816
3.Built byThe United States Army
4.Old nameDial Square
5.Area16 ha

 


 

 18. Historic Waldo-Hancock Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.Address740 Ft Knox Rd, Prospect, ME 04981, Bucksport, United States
2.Clearance below41 m
3.OpenedNovember 16, 1931
4.Total length622 m
5.Longest span244 m
6.StructureSuspension bridge
7.Function/UsageRoad bridge
8.MaterialSteel bridge
9.DesignerRobinson & Steinman David B. Steinman

 


 

 17. Thomas Viaduct @ Relay 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.AddressRelay, 5120 South St, Halethorpe, MD 21227, United States
2.LocationElkridge
3.Construction started1833
4.OpenedJuly 4, 1835
5.Total length187 m
6.Longest span18 m
7.ArchitectsBenjamin Henry Latrobe II, Benjamin Henry Latrobe
8.Area2,024 m²
9.MaterialsRough-dressed granite ashlar stones

 


 

 16. Dunlap’s Creek Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.Construction started1836
2.Total length26 m
3.Opened1839
4.Longest span24 m
5.Area404.7 m²
6.LocationBrownsville
7.MaterialCast iron

 


 

 15. ASB Railroad Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.AddressKansas City, MO 64106, United States
2.Opened1911
3.LocationKansas City
4.Bridge typeTruss bridge, Vertical-lift bridge
5.Total length1,282 ft (391 m)
6.Longest span428 ft (130 m)
7.DesignerWaddell & Harrington
8.Official nameArmour-Swift-Burlington Bridge
9Body of waterMissouri River

 


 

 14. Wheeling Suspension Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.AddressWheeling, WV 26003, United States
2.Opened1849
3.Construction started1847
4.LocationWheeling
5.ArchitectsCharles Ellet Jr., Washington Roebling
6.Total length398 m
7.Longest span308 m
8.Clearance below29 m

 


 

 13. Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.AddressCornish, NH 03745
2.Construction startedApril 3, 1866
3.Total length137 m
4.Longest span62 m
5.Clearance below3.89 m
6.Bridge typeLattice truss bridge
7.MaterialsWood
8.Built byJames Tasker and Bela Fletcher
9.Body of waterConnecticut River

 


 

 12. Isaac Lee Patterson Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.AddressOR Coast 9, US 101, MP 327.70, Gold Beach, Oregon
2.ArchitectConde B. McCullough; Mercer-Fraser Co.
3.Area2.6 acres (1.1 ha)
4.OpenedMay 28, 1932
5.DesignConcrete arch-deck
6.Longest span70 meters (230 ft), 7 spans
7.Width8.2 meters (27 ft)
8.Total length591 meters (1,939 ft)

 


 11. Lacey V. Murrow Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.Address1330 Lakeside Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, United States
2.Construction startedJanuary 1, 1939
3.OpenedJuly 2, 1940
4.Total length2,018 m
5.LocationSeattle
6.Clearance below8.8 m
7.Bridge typePontoon bridge
8.MaterialsReinforced concrete bridge
9.Built byHomer Hadley
Charles Andrew
Clark Elkridge

 


 10. High Bridge of Kentucky 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.LocationKentucky 40390, USA
2.Opened1877
3.DesignTruss
4.DesignerCharles Shaler Smith (1876)
Gustav Lindenthal (1911)
5.Height275 feet (84 m)
6.Total length1,125 feet (343 m)

 


 9. Alvord Lake Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.Address499 Kezar Dr, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States
2.LocationSan Francisco
3.Opened1889
4.Total length8.8 m
5.Bridge typeThe concrete bridge, Deck arch bridge
6.ArchitectErnest L. Ransome
7.Longest span6.1 m
8.Width20 m
9.Materialstwisted steel bars and wires

 


 

 8. Moseley Wrought Iron Arch Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.Address315 Turnpike St, North Andover, MA 01845, United States
2.LocationMerrimack College
3.Bridge typeTied-arch bridge
4.Opened1864
5.Built byThomas W.H. Moseley
6.Materialsstones, bricks, wood, concrete, and steel

 


 

 7. Salginatobel Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.LocationSchiers
2.Construction started1929
3.OpenedAugust 13, 1930
4.Longest span90 m
5.MaterialReinforced concrete
6.ArchitectRobert Maillart
7.Bridge typeThree-hinged, hollow box arch bridge

 


 

 6. Hoover Dam

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.AddressNevada 89005, United States
2.Construction startedApril 20, 1931
3.OpenedMarch 1, 1936
4.Height221 m
5.ArchitectsHenry J. Kaiser, Gordon Kaufmann
6.Area640 km²
7.OwnerBureau of Reclamation
8.Architecture firmSix Companies
9.Bridge typeconcrete-steel arch composite bridge

 


 

 5. Stone Arch Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.Address100 Portland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401, United States
2.LocationMinneapolis
3.Construction started1881
4.Total length640 m
5.Opened1883
6.ArchitectJames J. Hill
7.Clearance below7.44 m
8.Bridge typeArch bridge, Truss bridge, Deck arch bridge
9.MaterialsGranite and limestone

 


 4. Golden Gate Bridge 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.AddressGolden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA, United States
2.Construction startedJanuary 5, 1933
3.OpenedMay 27, 1937
4.LocationSan Francisco, Marin County
5.Total length2,737 m
6.Longest span4,200 ft (1,280.2 m)
7.ArchitectIrving Morrow
8.Height746 ft (227.4 m)
9.Bridge typeSuspension bridge, Truss arch bridge, Truss bridge

 


 3. The White House 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.AddressPennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. U.S.
2.Current tenantsJoe Biden, President of the United States, and the First Family
3.Architectural styleNeoclassical, Palladian
4.Construction started13 October 1792
5.Completed1st November 1800
6.Floor area55,000 sq ft (5,100 m2)
7.ArchitectJames Hoban

 


 2. Eiffel Tower 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.AddressChamp de Mars, 5 Av. Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France
2.LocationChamp de Mars
3.Height300 m, 330 m to tip
4.Construction startedJanuary 28, 1887
5.ArchitectsStephen Sauvestre, Émile Nouguier, Maurice Koechlin
6.OpenedMarch 31, 1889
7.ContractorCompagnie des Etablissements Eiffel
8.Architecture firmCompagnie des Etablissements
9.Floors3

 


 1. Hagia Sophia 

Famous Civil Structures in History

S.N.TitleInformation
1.AddressSultan Ahmet, Ayasofya Meydanı No:1, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye
2.ArchitectsIsidore of Miletus, Anthemius of Tralles
3.OpenedDecember 27, 537 AD
4.Architectural styleByzantine architecture
5.FunctionMosque
6.MaterialsAshlar, Roman brick
7.Height56 m

 

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