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Hurricane Ike Storm Surge Bashing the Galveston Seawall
Hurricane Ike Storm Surge Bashing the Galveston Seawall
Published: 2008/10/03
Channel: David Drummond
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
End of the Galveston Seawall
End of the Galveston Seawall
Published: 2017/02/23
Channel: Rocky's Roads
Hurricane #Harvey at Galveston Seawall #hurricaneharvey #galveston
Hurricane #Harvey at Galveston Seawall #hurricaneharvey #galveston
Published: 2017/08/27
Channel: Street Spree
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
Unicycling Galveston Seawall - Hurricane Harvey
Unicycling Galveston Seawall - Hurricane Harvey
Published: 2017/08/25
Channel: Valerie Bailey
Rogue Wave! Galveston, TX
Rogue Wave! Galveston, TX
Published: 2009/08/25
Channel: Jim Edds
A Walk On The Galveston Seawall
A Walk On The Galveston Seawall
Published: 2014/08/17
Channel: Jack Waldbewohner
5-16-10  galveston seawall
5-16-10 galveston seawall
Published: 2010/05/18
Channel: suzoo86
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
Tropical storm Cindy footage Galveston 6/21/17
Tropical storm Cindy footage Galveston 6/21/17
Published: 2017/06/21
Channel: chris moranec
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
Hurricane Harvey Galveston Island 8-26-17
Hurricane Harvey Galveston Island 8-26-17
Published: 2017/08/26
Channel: Tyson Judd
Galveston, Texas Seawall BLVD
Galveston, Texas Seawall BLVD
Published: 2015/02/09
Channel: Noel ProductionVFX
Galveston Island Beach Restoration
Galveston Island Beach Restoration
Published: 2015/08/27
Channel: Galveston.com TV
Galveston Island Beach Replenishment 2017
Galveston Island Beach Replenishment 2017
Published: 2017/02/07
Channel: Rocky's Roads
On Location: Seawall saves Galveston
On Location: Seawall saves Galveston
Published: 2008/09/15
Channel: The Weather Channel
VLOG: WALKING ALONG THE GALVESTON ISLAND SEAWALL
VLOG: WALKING ALONG THE GALVESTON ISLAND SEAWALL
Published: 2016/09/21
Channel: The Delaveau's
Hurricane Ike Time Lapse: East Galveston
Hurricane Ike Time Lapse: East Galveston
Published: 2010/07/19
Channel: hurricanetrack
Galveston seawall.
Galveston seawall.
Published: 2010/02/28
Channel: The Redneck Archaeologist Show
Hurricane Ike Swells onto Galveston Seawall
Hurricane Ike Swells onto Galveston Seawall
Published: 2008/09/12
Channel: philostrato
Car Crashed Over The Seawall Galveston
Car Crashed Over The Seawall Galveston
Published: 2015/07/20
Channel: Galveston Vegan
Lone Star Rally Galveston/Seawall/Strand 2016
Lone Star Rally Galveston/Seawall/Strand 2016
Published: 2016/11/06
Channel: iRocker_ C
Major Hurricane Update/Up to 3 FT. of Rain/5 Day Duration
Major Hurricane Update/Up to 3 FT. of Rain/5 Day Duration
Published: 2017/08/25
Channel: BPEarthWatch
Seawall Urban Park Scenes
Seawall Urban Park Scenes
Published: 2017/02/20
Channel: Galveston.com TV
Ike Galveston Seawall
Ike Galveston Seawall
Published: 2008/09/12
Channel: IkeGreg
Pleasure Pier
Pleasure Pier
Published: 2017/02/22
Channel: Galveston.com TV
Fire destroys Galveston seawall condos
Fire destroys Galveston seawall condos
Published: 2009/06/04
Channel: Galveston County Daily News
Galveston / 61st Street / Seawall after Hurricane Ike
Galveston / 61st Street / Seawall after Hurricane Ike
Published: 2009/09/25
Channel: TheKenOmatic
Liquor truck rolls off seawall
Liquor truck rolls off seawall
Published: 2011/02/11
Channel: Galveston County Daily News
Galveston Seawall Camera
Galveston Seawall Camera
Published: 2015/06/01
Channel: letseeitplease
Cycling: Galveston Beach Seawall
Cycling: Galveston Beach Seawall
Published: 2012/01/30
Channel: TexFilms
Hurricane Harvey Saturday around 10 a.m. on the Seawall in Galveston Day 2
Hurricane Harvey Saturday around 10 a.m. on the Seawall in Galveston Day 2
Published: 2017/08/26
Channel: Diane Mettlach
Best Western Plus Seawall Inn & Suites by the Beach - Galveston Hotels, Texas
Best Western Plus Seawall Inn & Suites by the Beach - Galveston Hotels, Texas
Published: 2016/10/23
Channel: Texas Hotels Directory
Sea side Drive on Galveston seawall blvd.
Sea side Drive on Galveston seawall blvd.
Published: 2016/10/03
Channel: Ankit Patel
Ike Galveston Seawall
Ike Galveston Seawall
Published: 2008/09/12
Channel: djmerrim
GALVESTON SEAWALL RIDE
GALVESTON SEAWALL RIDE
Published: 2014/04/10
Channel: BERT FLORES
Hurricane Ike Seawall Galveston
Hurricane Ike Seawall Galveston
Published: 2008/09/12
Channel: djmerrim
Seawall Condos | Where to stay in Galveston | Beach Vacation
Seawall Condos | Where to stay in Galveston | Beach Vacation
Published: 2014/06/12
Channel: i can fly videos
Riding on the Seawall in Galveston Texas
Riding on the Seawall in Galveston Texas
Published: 2016/05/04
Channel: hairygooseggLS3
500 Seawall Boulevard 1408, Galveston, TX, 77550
500 Seawall Boulevard 1408, Galveston, TX, 77550
Published: 2016/11/30
Channel: luxvt video
Maravilla Condo Resort Rentals on the Galveston Seawall
Maravilla Condo Resort Rentals on the Galveston Seawall
Published: 2016/04/09
Channel: Terry Hudson
Galveston Tx - Seawall Blvd HD
Galveston Tx - Seawall Blvd HD
Published: 2009/07/30
Channel: Mckelio23
Hurricane Ike Driving on Seawall in Galveston, TX September 12, 2008
Hurricane Ike Driving on Seawall in Galveston, TX September 12, 2008
Published: 2012/11/03
Channel: Ava Barbin
UTMB
UTMB's Original Seawall Unearthed
Published: 2012/05/23
Channel: UTMBGalveston
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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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