The Five Most Impressive Civil Engineering Projects of All Time

The Five Most Impressive Civil Engineering Projects of All Time

As a multi discipline architects Widnes company, Fairtech Contracting offer civil engineering design as one of our core services. Civil engineering is engineering that deals with the made world around us.

This could be a bridge, a building, underground transportation links or any other type of construction project.

To give you guys an idea of what civil engineering consists of, we are going to rank our top 10 civil engineering project of all time for you.

Qingdao Haiwan Bridge

 Also known as Jiaozuo Bay Bridge, this civil engineering project saw the construction of the world’s largest bridge over water. At 25.84 miles, this bridge connects the city of Qingdao in Eastern China with the Huangdao suburbs across the water of Jiaozou Bay. This project took 4 years to build and cost an estimated 900 million pounds.

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Burj Khalifa

The world’s tallest building, The Burj Khalifa is currently standing at 829.8 metres, Burj Khalifa in Dubai was designed as the centre piece for a new development called downtown Dubai. The construction of this building cost 1.5 Billion dollars to construct and currently holds several records including the most floors in a building (211). This is a dream for Architects Widnes.

English Channel Tunnel

 Linking Folkestne, Kent with Coquilles, Pas-de-Calais in Northern France, this civil engineering project upon opening cost £9 billion, making it the most expensive construction project ever at the time. Overall, the channel tunnel has the longest undersea portion of any tunnel in the world as it carries the Eurostar passengers as well as the Eurotunnel for road vehicles.

The golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is often regarded as being one of the most beautiful bridges in the world. This 27 million dollar project is a suspension bridge that spans the golden gate strait, connecting the city of San Francisco California to Marin County. It opened in 1937 and was until 1964, the longest suspension bridge in the world. A close Second for this architects Widnes company.

Hoover Dam 

Constructed amidst the Great Depression, the Hoover Damn is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. Claiming the lives of hundreds of workers in the construction process, the Hoover Dam impounds the largest reservoir in the United States.

The dam is named after President Herbert Hoover and took about 5 years to build with a final cost of around 49 million dollars.

For this architects Widnes company, the hoover Dam is our favourite civil engineering project of all time.

What do Fairtech Contracting do?

One of the core services offered by Fairtech Contracting is civil engineering design. Although our projects may not be quite on the same scale as these often billion pound constructions, we do design civil projects that serve the public in a number of different ways.

Whether it is designing sewer infrastructures or creating 3D models for engineering projects, Fairtech Contracting have you covered.

We are an architects Widnes company with several years’ experience in civil engineering design, extension plans and site work.