High Island Bridge Tender's Station, Power House, State Highway 124 Crossing of Mud Bayou, High Island, Galveston County, TX
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...
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N466
Survey number: HABS TX-3404-B
Building/structure dates: 1934 Initial Construction