Photograph labeled Greater Galveston Causeway
B/w photograph, postcard; 7.8 x 13.0 cm
 Description:  "GREATER GALVESTON CAUSEWAY.  Commenced September 21, 1909, to be completed December 1910.  Cost, $1,500,000.00.  Total length, 10,642 feet; height, 16 feet above mean low tide; Road way portion width, 154 feet; Arch Bridge width, 66 feet; will consist of 28 Arches with a 70 foot span, a length of 2,358 feet.  There will be three railroad tracks and two Interurban tracks and County Driveway.  Rolling Lift Bridge will give clear waterway of 100 feet.  Foundations for Arches will go from 11 to 16 feet below bottom of Bay."
[1909 - 1910]
Railroads; Locomotives; Passenger Trains; Automobiles; Horse and Buggies; Galveston Bay

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Galveston and Texas History Center, Rosenberg Library, Galveston, Texas. November 2001.