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Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Civil Engineering Profession Era: 1000-1599 DateCreated: 1200 - 1534 Acceso a Tipon
Tipon State: Zip: Country: Peru Website: Creator: Incan Civilization and predecessors

Tipon is a self-contained, walled settlement that served as an estate for Inca nobility. Located 13 miles down the Huatanay River Valley by the Inca capital of Cusco, the 500-acre archeological site provides knowledge and better understanding of the pre-historic Inca and their irrigation and building skills. The site represents great mastery of irrigation and hydraulic technology. The civil engineers of Tipon designed buildings, 13 integrated central terraces, waterworks, hundreds of other terraces and massive structures to be visually and functionally harmonious with their surroundings.

Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Emmanuel Dyan (CC BY 2.0) Image Caption: Tipon Era_date_from: 1200
Caledonian Canal
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Water Transportation Era: 1800-1829 DateCreated: 1804-1822 Inverness State: Zip: Country: Scotland Website: Creator: Telford, Thomas , Jessop, William

Traversing the Great Glen of the Scottish Highlands for 60 miles the Caledonian Canal connects the North Sea by Beauly and Moray Firth on the east coast with the Irish Sea by Lochs Linnhe and Eil on the west.  Thirty eight miles of the canal pass through freshwater lochs Douchfour, Ness, Oich and Lochy with the remaining 22 miles formed by earth cutting.  Initially 28 locks, and later 29, were required to reach the summit elevation of 106 feet at Loch Oich.  

Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Dave Conner (CC BY 2.0) Image Caption: Caledonian Canal Era_date_from: 1804
Potowmack Canal and Locks
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Water Transportation Era: 1750-1799 DateCreated: 1799 Great Falls Park Fairfax County State: VA Zip: Country: USA Website: Creator: Washington, George, Potowmack Canal Company

These canals and locks are a part of the first extensive system of canal and river navigation works undertaken in the United States. The idea for the canal was proposed by George Washington, when, as an engineer, surveyor and military emissary for Virginia, he saw the need for a trade route west beyond the Allegheny Mountains. In order to do create this route, it was necessary to try to tame the Potomac River which was a wild, unruly stream which only the hardiest of rivermen ever attempted.

Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Rudi Riet (CC BY-SA 2.0) Image Caption: Potowmack Canal and Locks Era_date_from: 1799
Peterborough Hydraulic (Canal) Lift Lock
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Water Transportation Era: 1900-1909 DateCreated: 1904 353 Hunter St East Peterborough State: ON Zip: Country: Canada Website: Creator: Rogers, Richard Birdsall , Dominion Bridge Company

Opened July 9, 1904, this lift lock is the highest of its type in the world, transferring boats between two water levels in a single 19.8 m (65 ft.) lift. Designed in place of conventional locks, which would have lengthed the time considerably to transverse a gradual drop, this lift lock was a unique solution made feasible. It operates on a balance principle. Each boat chamber is supported by a ram, 2.28 m (7.5 ft.) In diameter. These move up and down inside water-filled cylinders connected by a pipe.

Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Mac Armstrong (CC BY-SA 2.0) Image Caption: Peterborough Hydraulic Canal Lift Lock Era_date_from: 1904
Panama Canal
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Water Transportation Era: 1910-1919 DateCreated: 1914 Isthmus of State: Zip: Country: Panama Website: Creator: Wallace, John , Stevens, John F.

The United States became interested in a water route through the Panamanian isthmus in the mid-1850s, but it was the French who first attempted to build the Panama Canal. Led by Ferdinand de Lesseps, builder of the Suez Canal in Egypt, the French began the project in 1876. Conditions were brutal: rampant yellow fever and malaria; massive landslides and flooding; sweltering heat; and construction equipment that was too light for the job.  

Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Naval Surface Warriors (CC BY-SA 2.0) Image Caption: Panama Canal Era_date_from: 1914
Morris Canal Reaction Turbine
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Water Era: 1850-1859 DateCreated: 1850 Morris Canal Greenwich Township State: NJ Zip: 07840 Country: USA Website: Creator: Renwick, James

This reaction or "Scotch" turbine had as its antecedent the steam reaction wheel invented in Greek Alexandra by Hero around 100 B.C.. It found widespread hydraulic application in the United States from the beginning of the nineteenth century to mid-century when French-inspired hydraulic turbine design pushed reaction wheels into obsolence.

Image Credit: Public Domain (Author's Choice) Image Caption: Morris Canal Reaction Turbine Era_date_from: 1850
Middlesex Canal
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Water Transportation Era: 1800-1829 DateCreated: 1803 71 Faulkner Street Billerica State: MA Zip: 01862 Country: USA Website: Creator: Baldwin, Loammi , Weston, William

While the Erie Canal  has become well-known in the annals of American history, the Middlesex Canal, built two decades earlier and a model for canal engineers throughout young America, has only recently become recognized for its important achievements. Extending 27 miles northeast from Boston harbor to the Merrimack River near present-day Lowell, Masachusetts, the Middlesex Canal provided low-cost and efficient freight transport for almost five decades, helping to establish the canal in the U.S. as a viable means of economic development.  

Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/Daderot (CC BY-SA 3.0) Image Caption: Middlesex Canal Era_date_from: 1803
Hohokam Canal System
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Water Supply & Control Era: 1000-1599 DateCreated: 600 - 1450 AD Pueblo Grande Museum Phoenix State: AZ Zip: 85034 Country: USA Website: Creator: Hohokam Indians

Developed by the Hohokam, a prehistoric group of Native Americans, the canal system in the Salt River Valley serviced more than 100,000 acres of mostly arid desert country in what is now southern Arizona. The prehistoric Hohokam constructed one of the largest and most sophisticated irrigation networks ever created using pre-industrial technology. 

Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Dave Hogg (CC BY 2.0) Image Caption: The Hohokam irrigation system included some 700 miles of canals. Era_date_from: 600
Gota Canal
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Water Transportation Era: 1800-1829 DateCreated: 1810 to 1832 Götakanal
Gothenburg State: Västra Götaland County Zip: Country: Sweden Website: Creator: von Platen, Baltzer, Telford, Thomas

The Gota Canal is the biggest infrastructure project ever built in Sweden. The canal was dug by hand with shovels made of wood. It took over 22 years of 12-hour days - an estimated 12 million man-days of labor - to complete the project.  

Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Patrick Strandberg (CC BY-SA 2.0) Image Caption: Gota Canal Era_date_from: 1810 to 1832
Erie Canal
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Water Transportation Era: 1800-1829 DateCreated: 1825 Hudson River to Lake Erie State: NY Zip: Country: USA Website: Creator: Wright, Benjamin, Geddes, James

In its day, the famous Erie Canal was the world's longest canal and America's greatest engineering feat. It was the principal route for emigrants from the East and agricultural products from the West. Before construction of the canal, New York City was the nation's fifth largest seaport, behind Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New Orleans. Within 15 years of its opening, New York was the busiest port in America, moving tonnages greater than Boston, Baltimore and New Orleans combined.  

Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Doug Kerr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Image Caption: Erie Canal - Waterford, NY Era_date_from: 1825
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