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San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Nueva Street Dam and Marina

 
 
Nueva Street Dam and Marina Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 22, 2018
1. Nueva Street Dam and Marina Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  
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.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is located on the San Antonio River Walk, just south of the Nueva Street Bridge and Jack White Way Parking lot, overlooking the Nueva Street dam and spillway. Marker is at or near this postal address: 199 Jack White Way, San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
 
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Marker detail: circular-shaped marina structure beneath Nueva Street; construction photo 1985 image. Click for full size.
Courtesy San Antonio River Authority
2. Marker detail: circular-shaped marina structure beneath Nueva Street; construction photo 1985
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 (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); The Bexar County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Marker detail: The Nueva Street bridge, dam, and marina project was completed in 1987 image. Click for full size.
3. Marker detail: The Nueva Street bridge, dam, and marina project was completed in 1987
Marker detail: San Antonio River Flood Control System image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Fred N. Pfeiffer, San Antonio; Marek-Hill Design, Houston
4. Marker detail: San Antonio River Flood Control System
A complex series of man-made structures including Olmos dam, flood gates, and the three-mile-long flood tunnel deep below downtown help control flooding along the San Antonio River. The Nueva Street dam is an important component of this system.
Nueva Street Dam and Marina Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 22, 2018
5. Nueva Street Dam and Marina Marker (wide view)
Nueva Street Dam (San Antonio River) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 22, 2018
6. Nueva Street Dam (San Antonio River)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 20, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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