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High Island Bridge Tender's Station, Power House, State Highway 124 Crossing of Mud Bayou, High Island, Chambers County, TX
State Highway 124 Crossing of Mud Bayou, High Island vicinity, TX
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS TX-3404-B
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N466).
Building/structure dates: 1934 initial construction
Field notes with main record TX-3404.
Significance: Designed by the Galveston District COE in 1933 in conjunction with planning efforts for the construction of the New Orleans, Louisiana to Corpus Christi, Texas portion of the La-Tex Intracoastal Waterway, the High Island Bridge Tender's Station Power House and Garage was originally built to house engineering equipment required to operate a swing bridge at the Gulf and Interstate Railway Company's crossing of Mud Bayou near High Island, Texas. Resident engineers coordinated the railways bridge's movement to allow for the safe passage of commercial, military and civilian vessels traveling along the waterway eastbound and westbound from Beaumont to Galveston...
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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