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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
Hurricane Ike Storm Surge Bashing the Galveston Seawall
Hurricane Ike Storm Surge Bashing the Galveston Seawall
Published: 2008/10/03
Channel: David Drummond
Galveston, Texas Seawall Blvd
Galveston, Texas Seawall Blvd
Published: 2010/09/12
Channel: ScrewdUPClickV2
End of the Galveston Seawall
End of the Galveston Seawall
Published: 2017/02/23
Channel: Rocky's Roads
Hurricane Harvey Strikes Rockport/Galveston Still Getting Pounded.
Hurricane Harvey Strikes Rockport/Galveston Still Getting Pounded.
Published: 2017/08/26
Channel: BPEarthWatch
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: WeatherWarriordotnet
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
Rogue Wave! Galveston, TX
Rogue Wave! Galveston, TX
Published: 2009/08/25
Channel: Jim Edds
VLOG: WALKING ALONG THE GALVESTON ISLAND SEAWALL
VLOG: WALKING ALONG THE GALVESTON ISLAND SEAWALL
Published: 2016/09/21
Channel: The Delaveau's
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 Beach Replenishment 2017
Galveston Island Beach Replenishment 2017
Published: 2017/02/07
Channel: Rocky's Roads
Top10 Recommended Hotels in Galveston, Texas, USA
Top10 Recommended Hotels in Galveston, Texas, USA
Published: 2016/08/11
Channel: Ljpromo Hotels Reviews
Cycling: Galveston Beach Seawall
Cycling: Galveston Beach Seawall
Published: 2012/01/30
Channel: TexFilms
Unicycling Galveston Seawall - Hurricane Harvey
Unicycling Galveston Seawall - Hurricane Harvey
Published: 2017/08/25
Channel: Valerie Bailey
5-16-10  galveston seawall
5-16-10 galveston seawall
Published: 2010/05/18
Channel: suzoo86
UTMB
UTMB's Original Seawall Unearthed
Published: 2012/05/23
Channel: UTMBGalveston
Galveston Seawall Drive - Updated
Galveston Seawall Drive - Updated
Published: 2015/11/14
Channel: utburnt
Galveston Island Beach Restoration
Galveston Island Beach Restoration
Published: 2015/08/27
Channel: Galveston.com TV
A Walk On The Galveston Seawall
A Walk On The Galveston Seawall
Published: 2014/08/17
Channel: Jack Waldbewohner
Ike Galveston Seawall
Ike Galveston Seawall
Published: 2008/09/12
Channel: IkeGreg
Hurricane #Harvey at Galveston Seawall #hurricaneharvey #galveston
Hurricane #Harvey at Galveston Seawall #hurricaneharvey #galveston
Published: 2017/08/27
Channel: Street Spree
Galveston Tx - Seawall Blvd HD
Galveston Tx - Seawall Blvd HD
Published: 2009/07/30
Channel: Mckelio23
SUP SURFING GALVESTON SEAWALL
SUP SURFING GALVESTON SEAWALL
Published: 2013/12/30
Channel: gulfsurfco
Galveston East Beach Seawall
Galveston East Beach Seawall
Published: 2015/09/03
Channel: Ricky Gaspard
Galveston fishing (Flounder) 1080p HD
Galveston fishing (Flounder) 1080p HD
Published: 2016/10/04
Channel: Brian McPherson
On Location: Seawall saves Galveston
On Location: Seawall saves Galveston
Published: 2008/09/15
Channel: The Weather Channel
Tropical Storm Bill Galveston Seawall Drive
Tropical Storm Bill Galveston Seawall Drive
Published: 2015/06/17
Channel: Chris Fox
Galveston, Texas Seawall BLVD
Galveston, Texas Seawall BLVD
Published: 2015/02/09
Channel: Noel ProductionVFX
Hurricane Ike Swells onto Galveston Seawall
Hurricane Ike Swells onto Galveston Seawall
Published: 2008/09/12
Channel: philostrato
Lone Star Rally Galveston/Seawall/Strand 2016
Lone Star Rally Galveston/Seawall/Strand 2016
Published: 2016/11/06
Channel: iRocker_ C
Galveston Seawall & Beach
Galveston Seawall & Beach
Published: 2014/07/05
Channel: xman25a
Ike Galveston Seawall
Ike Galveston Seawall
Published: 2008/09/12
Channel: djmerrim
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
Hurricane Harvey Galveston Island 8-26-17
Hurricane Harvey Galveston Island 8-26-17
Published: 2017/08/26
Channel: Tyson Judd
Sea side Drive on Galveston seawall blvd.
Sea side Drive on Galveston seawall blvd.
Published: 2016/10/03
Channel: Ankit Patel
Cruising Down the Galveston Sea Wall
Cruising Down the Galveston Sea Wall
Published: 2016/09/08
Channel: jdmfuentes
Tropical storm Cindy footage Galveston 6/21/17
Tropical storm Cindy footage Galveston 6/21/17
Published: 2017/06/21
Channel: chris moranec
Condo fire in Galveston Maravilla Condos 95th and Seawall
Condo fire in Galveston Maravilla Condos 95th and Seawall
Published: 2009/06/03
Channel: Galveston County Daily News
Galveston seawall.
Galveston seawall.
Published: 2010/02/28
Channel: The Redneck Archaeologist Show
Treasure Hunting East & Seawall Beaches Galveston August 02 2010
Treasure Hunting East & Seawall Beaches Galveston August 02 2010
Published: 2010/08/05
Channel: LostRingFinders
Pleasure Pier
Pleasure Pier
Published: 2017/02/22
Channel: Galveston.com TV
Maravilla Condo Resort Rentals on the Galveston Seawall
Maravilla Condo Resort Rentals on the Galveston Seawall
Published: 2016/07/08
Channel: Open For Vacation - Island Time!
Galveston Seawall BEFoRe IKE.
Galveston Seawall BEFoRe IKE.
Published: 2013/01/05
Channel: Michael Zargarov
Hurricane Ike!  Insane surf prior to landfall - Galveston
Hurricane Ike! Insane surf prior to landfall - Galveston
Published: 2008/09/14
Channel: TVNweather
Galveston Gangsta - Streets of the Seawall
Galveston Gangsta - Streets of the Seawall
Published: 2016/03/08
Channel: EFunkJam
GALVESTON SEAWALL RIDE
GALVESTON SEAWALL RIDE
Published: 2014/04/10
Channel: BERT FLORES
Hurricane Ike - Bear Visits Galveston, Texas
Hurricane Ike - Bear Visits Galveston, Texas
Published: 2008/09/14
Channel: Kelly Walker
Paid parking at the Galveston Sea wall
Paid parking at the Galveston Sea wall
Published: 2013/07/27
Channel: latestnewsforyou07
Sea Wall Blvd Galveston
Sea Wall Blvd Galveston
Published: 2013/08/16
Channel: Bob O
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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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