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High Island Bridge Tender's Station, Residence, State Highway 124 Crossing of Mud Bayou, High Island, Galveston County, TX



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Location
State Highway 124 Crossing of Mud Bayou, High Island vicinity, TX

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TX-3404-A
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 Louisiana-Texas (La-Tex) Intracoastal Waterway (later renamed the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway), the High Island Bridge Tender's Station, Residence was built to house engineering personnel who operated a swing bridge at the Gulf and Interstate Railway Company's crossing of Mud Bayou near High Island, Texas. The 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...

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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