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Old River Tide Gate

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1978, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Port Freeport Ship Channel

Two concrete pylons carry the steel tide gate, which, in its raised position, looks like the blade of an enormous guillotine. With seventy-five feet of horizontal clearance and sixty-nine feet of vertical clearance, the tide gate was built to close off the inner harbor from hurricane storm surges.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Old River Tide Gate", [Freeport, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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