Galveston Causeway, Spanning Galveston Bay parallel to I-45, Galveston, Galveston County, TX
Significance: This reinforced concrete viaduct spans more than two miles between Galveston Island and the Texas mainland. Its original twenty-eight concrete arches and steel draw span were the first Galveston Bay crossing to withstand hurricane forces. The Scherzer rolling-lift span, since replaced, was one of the world's largest. Seventy-nine additional concrete arches, built from 1917 to 1922, replaced embankments washed away by a hurricane. Although designed to carry a roadway, an interurban line, and a railroad, the bridge is currently used for railway traffic only. The Galveston Causeway was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N388
Survey number: HAER TX-37
Building/structure dates: 1922 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 76002028