Galveston Island is a barrier island located two miles off the Texas coast. The island is about 3 miles wide at its widest and about 28 miles long. The Galveston Seawall extends over 10 miles along Galveston's oceanfront, protecting life and property against hurricanes and tropical storms.
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Water Supply & ControlEra: 1910-1919DateCreated: 1911GalvestonState: TXCountry: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/project/galveston-seawall-and-grade-raising-project/Creator: Noble, Alfred, J.M. O'Rourke and Company
YearAdded:Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Ed Schipul (CC BY-SA 2.0)Era_date_from: 1911