San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Nueva Street Dam and Marina
The river in the downtown area is kept at a constant level by floodgates located just below the Nueva Street Bridge. The gates open during heavy rains, allowing water to pass safely from the upper to the lower channel. When this occurs, other gates at both ends of the heavily developed river loop are operated to maintain a constant water level in that area. River barges are serviced and stored at a marina underneath Nueva Street. During floods, an inflatable dam protects the marina, providing a safe harbor for the barges. Floodgates that are located approximately one mile downstream from here maintain the constant water level between Nueva and South Alamo Streets.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 29° 25.279′ N, 98° 29.543′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker can be reached from East Nueva Street south of Jack White Way, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on the San Antonio River Walk, just south of the Nueva Street Bridge Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 199 Jack White Way, San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Near Homesite of Erasmo Seguin (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bowen's Island (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Bowen's Island (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hessler House (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Hessler House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benito Juarez (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Weaving Building And Kiln (approx. 0.2 miles away); San Antonio Mutual Aid Association (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
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