The shot above captures the Saturday night scene along the Galveston seawall southwest of Stewart Beach, where bulldozers were pushing around the gush of sand and water being piped in as part of the latest round of beach building on the island. The crews were still at it around 9 pm; the shot below shows the Pleasure Pier over-water amusement park still lit up in the distance to the west:
Heres a closer shot of the theme park’s evening getup, facing east from the other side:
The beachmaking should eventually extend all the way to 61th St.; that means about 6 and a half miles of pipe, Harvey Rice notes.
- Previously on Swamplot: Crews Now Pumping Replacement Beach Sand Along Galveston Shoreline; A Seawall in Canada Takes a Different Approach to Combating Coastal Erosion
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