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Historical Marker: Galveston Seawall and Grade Raising2020-01-23T14:11:56-05:00

Galveston Seawall and Grade Raising

Historical Marker

4901 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX (Directions)

One of over 200 historical markers on the island, this marker highlights the civil engineering landmark that is Galveston Island’s Seawall. The marker was erected in 2001 by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Galveston Seawall and Grade Raising Historical Marker

Inscribed

“Following the hurricane of 1900, the greatest natural disaster of U.S. history, with the loss of 6,000 lives, civil engineers designed and built a concrete seawall and raised the elevation of Galveston Island, using pioneering materials and methods, so that after almost 100 years and numerous hurricanes, only minimal damage and loss of life have occurred.”

“Designated October 11, 2001”


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