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Baytown-LaPorte Tunnel
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On September 16, 1949 the $10 million Baytown-La Porte Tunnel was started. Pictured are the first two “tubes” used in constructing the tunnel. The tubes were built in Orange and towed by barge to the construction site where they were encased in a five foot wrap of concrete before submersion.
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