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Galveston Seawall & Grade Raise-Texas Parks & Wildlife [Official]
Galveston Seawall & Grade Raise-Texas Parks & Wildlife [Official]
Published: 2011/03/21
Channel: Texas Parks and Wildlife
Galveston, Texas Seawall Blvd
Galveston, Texas Seawall Blvd
Published: 2010/09/12
Channel: ScrewdUPClickV2
Hurricane Ike Storm Surge Bashing the Galveston Seawall
Hurricane Ike Storm Surge Bashing the Galveston Seawall
Published: 2008/10/03
Channel: David Drummond
End of the Galveston Seawall
End of the Galveston Seawall
Published: 2017/02/23
Channel: Rocky's Roads
Galveston - Driving the Seawall
Galveston - Driving the Seawall
Published: 2012/10/28
Channel: marshw13
Hurricane Ike Galveston, Texas Seawall Video
Hurricane Ike Galveston, Texas Seawall Video
Published: 2009/02/03
Channel: WeatherWarrior
Rogue Wave! Galveston, TX
Rogue Wave! Galveston, TX
Published: 2009/08/25
Channel: Jim Edds
Galveston seawall.
Galveston seawall.
Published: 2010/02/28
Channel: The Redneck Archaeologist Show
Hurricane Harvey Strikes Rockport/Galveston Still Getting Pounded.
Hurricane Harvey Strikes Rockport/Galveston Still Getting Pounded.
Published: 2017/08/26
Channel: BPEarthWatch
Hurricane #Harvey at Galveston Seawall #hurricaneharvey #galveston
Hurricane #Harvey at Galveston Seawall #hurricaneharvey #galveston
Published: 2017/08/27
Channel: Street Spree
A Walk On The Galveston Seawall
A Walk On The Galveston Seawall
Published: 2014/08/17
Channel: Jack Waldbewohner
Galveston Seawall Drive - Updated
Galveston Seawall Drive - Updated
Published: 2015/11/14
Channel: utburnt
63rd to 51st Seawall Drone Video on Galveston Island, Texas
63rd to 51st Seawall Drone Video on Galveston Island, Texas
Published: 2017/02/20
Channel: Galveston.com TV
Galveston Island,TX 2015 /Pleasure Pier/Seawall (720 HD)
Galveston Island,TX 2015 /Pleasure Pier/Seawall (720 HD)
Published: 2015/07/15
Channel: Robert Priestley
Top10 Recommended Hotels in Galveston, Texas, USA
Top10 Recommended Hotels in Galveston, Texas, USA
Published: 2016/08/11
Channel: Ljpromo Hotels Reviews
5-16-10  galveston seawall
5-16-10 galveston seawall
Published: 2010/05/18
Channel: suzoo86
SUP SURFING GALVESTON SEAWALL
SUP SURFING GALVESTON SEAWALL
Published: 2013/12/30
Channel: gulfsurfco
Hurricane Ike!  Insane surf prior to landfall - Galveston
Hurricane Ike! Insane surf prior to landfall - Galveston
Published: 2008/09/14
Channel: Reed Timmer
On Location: Seawall saves Galveston
On Location: Seawall saves Galveston
Published: 2008/09/15
Channel: The Weather Channel
Cycling: Galveston Beach Seawall
Cycling: Galveston Beach Seawall
Published: 2012/01/30
Channel: TexFilms
Galveston Island Beach Restoration
Galveston Island Beach Restoration
Published: 2015/08/27
Channel: Galveston.com TV
Unicycling Galveston Seawall - Hurricane Harvey
Unicycling Galveston Seawall - Hurricane Harvey
Published: 2017/08/25
Channel: Valerie Bailey
CRUISIN
CRUISIN' IN GALVESTON, TEXAS, USA
Published: 2017/02/12
Channel: Chris RoadWarrior
Galveston, Texas Seawall BLVD
Galveston, Texas Seawall BLVD
Published: 2015/02/09
Channel: Noel ProductionVFX
Ike Galveston Seawall
Ike Galveston Seawall
Published: 2008/09/12
Channel: IkeGreg
VLOG: WALKING ALONG THE GALVESTON ISLAND SEAWALL
VLOG: WALKING ALONG THE GALVESTON ISLAND SEAWALL
Published: 2016/09/21
Channel: The Delaveau's
seawall smacks
seawall smacks
Published: 2015/06/11
Channel: Christopher Williamson
The Emerald By the Sea - 500 Seawall BLVD #1311 - Galveston Condos for Sale Luxury Condo Galveston
The Emerald By the Sea - 500 Seawall BLVD #1311 - Galveston Condos for Sale Luxury Condo Galveston
Published: 2015/06/27
Channel: MIKE ProPhotos Willcox
Seawall Galveston Texas
Seawall Galveston Texas
Published: 2014/05/06
Channel: chrism616sbux
Galveston / 61st Street / Seawall after Hurricane Ike
Galveston / 61st Street / Seawall after Hurricane Ike
Published: 2009/09/25
Channel: TheKenOmatic
Galveston Island Beach Replenishment 2017
Galveston Island Beach Replenishment 2017
Published: 2017/02/07
Channel: Rocky's Roads
Hurricane Ike Swells onto Galveston Seawall
Hurricane Ike Swells onto Galveston Seawall
Published: 2008/09/12
Channel: philostrato
Galveston Tx - Seawall Blvd HD
Galveston Tx - Seawall Blvd HD
Published: 2009/07/30
Channel: Mckelio23
Hurricane Harvey in Galveston around noon on Friday on the Seawall
Hurricane Harvey in Galveston around noon on Friday on the Seawall
Published: 2017/08/25
Channel: Diane Mettlach
Lone Star Rally Galveston/Seawall/Strand 2016
Lone Star Rally Galveston/Seawall/Strand 2016
Published: 2016/11/06
Channel: iRocker_ C
Hurricane Ike Seawall Galveston
Hurricane Ike Seawall Galveston
Published: 2008/09/12
Channel: djmerrim
Galveston Bike Rally 2009 (riding along the seawall)
Galveston Bike Rally 2009 (riding along the seawall)
Published: 2011/02/18
Channel: Afobos
Galveston Seawall BEFoRe IKE.
Galveston Seawall BEFoRe IKE.
Published: 2013/01/05
Channel: Michael Zargarov
Pleasure Pier
Pleasure Pier
Published: 2017/02/22
Channel: Galveston.com TV
Seawall Galveston.wmv
Seawall Galveston.wmv
Published: 2011/05/06
Channel: TXCoindigger
Galveston Seawall
Galveston Seawall
Published: 2017/09/22
Channel: xlsportster0
World Queen | WQ | Galveston Texas Seawall Boulevard Coastal Drive
World Queen | WQ | Galveston Texas Seawall Boulevard Coastal Drive
Published: 2015/02/18
Channel: Michelle Marie Areny
GALVESTON SEAWALL
GALVESTON SEAWALL
Published: 2014/09/03
Channel: screenedup
GALVESTON SEAWALL RIDE
GALVESTON SEAWALL RIDE
Published: 2014/04/10
Channel: BERT FLORES
LoneStar Bike Rally 2006 Galveston Seawall
LoneStar Bike Rally 2006 Galveston Seawall
Published: 2006/12/01
Channel: lhk5111962
Days Inn & Suites Galveston West/Seawall
Days Inn & Suites Galveston West/Seawall
Published: 2017/04/22
Channel: Days Inn & Suites Galveston West/Seawall
Galveston Seawall Fishing!
Galveston Seawall Fishing!
Published: 2017/10/11
Channel: Saltwaterlife281
Galveston Beach Rentals | Where to stay in Galveston | Seawall Condos
Galveston Beach Rentals | Where to stay in Galveston | Seawall Condos
Published: 2014/05/20
Channel: i can fly videos
Driving Along Galveston Seawall
Driving Along Galveston Seawall
Published: 2014/08/03
Channel: utburnt
Hurricane Ike Time Lapse: East Galveston
Hurricane Ike Time Lapse: East Galveston
Published: 2010/07/19
Channel: hurricanetrack
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The Galveston Seawall during construction.

The Galveston Seawall is a seawall in Galveston, Texas, USA that was built after the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 for protection from future hurricanes. Construction began in September, 1902, and the initial segment was completed on July 29, 1904. From 1904 to 1963, the seawall was extended from 3.3 miles (5.3 km) to over 10 miles (16 km) long.[1]

Reporting in the aftermath of the 1983 Hurricane Alicia, the Corps of Engineers estimated that $100 million in damage was avoided because of the seawall.[2] On September 13, 2008 Hurricane Ike's storm surge and large waves over-topped the seawall.[3] As a result, a commission was established by the Texas Governor following the hurricane to investigate preparing for and mitigating future disasters.[4]

A proposal has been put forth to build an "Ike Dike," a massive levee system which would protect the Galveston Bay, and the important industrial facilities which line the coast and the ship channel, from a future, potentially more destructive storm. The proposal has gained widespread support from a variety of business interests. As of 2009 it is currently only at the conceptual stage. Further proposals for a layered network of smaller, local levees and natural protections have been put forward by the SSPEED Center at Rice University and the University of Houston. These proposals include a surge gate at the mouth of the Houston Ship Channel connecting adjacent high ground near the Hartman Bridge, and hard protections for the west shore of Galveston Bay and around the densely developed east end of Galveston Island. Also included is the proposed lower coastal Lone Star Coastal National Recreation Area.

Texas F.M. 3005 is known as Seawall Boulevard where it runs along the seawall. The sidewalk adjacent to Seawall Boulevard on top of the seawall is claimed to be the longest continuous sidewalk in the world at 10.3 miles (16.6 km) long.[5]

The seawall is 10 miles (16 km) long. It is approximately 17 feet (5.2 m) high, and 16 feet (4.9 m) thick at its base. The seawall was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1977 and designated a National Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in 2001.[6]

Many miles of the seawall are painted with murals called "wall art". These huge murals are painted by children and depict underwater life.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ SEAWALL Accessed 2008-09-17.
  2. ^ "Hurricane Alicia, 1983". USA Today. 2005-09-21. Retrieved 2017-02-12. 
  3. ^ Casselman, Ben (2008-09-12). "As Waters Rise, Many Decline To Leave Galveston Island". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2008-09-13. By 4 p.m., waves were overtopping the city's 17-foot-tall seawall and parts of...island were unreachable even by rescue crews. 
  4. ^ Casselman, Ben (4 June 2009). "Planning the 'Ike Dike' Defense". Wall Street Journal. 
  5. ^ Galveston, Texas Outdoor Recreation & Nature Accessed 2012-03-15.
  6. ^ Moran, Kevin (9 September 1990). "City has raised storm preparedness to a fine art". Houston Chronicle. 

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Coordinates: 29°18′09″N 94°46′28″W / 29.30250°N 94.77444°W / 29.30250; -94.77444

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