GALVESTON — A roughly 3-foot square of concrete sidewalk collapsed along the seawall, partially blocking safe passage along the popular biking and jogging destination.

The concrete sunk possibly 2 feet into the Galveston’s seawall at 47th Street, but no other areas appeared to be affected.

It’s unclear when the cave-in happened, but Elizabeth Rogers, a spokeswoman for the city of Galveston, noticed it Saturday and said the city would contact the county to have the sidewalk repaired.

In the meantime, someone placed a Galveston Island Park Board trash can inside the cave-in to warn passers-by of the danger, which might present more of a nighttime hazard to unsuspecting bikers or pedestrians.

Contact reporter Chris Paschenko at 409-683-5241 or

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69 Chevy

That is not a hole it's an "enhancement"! Can't wait till we start drilling holes in that 100 year old seawall and bolting meters to it![scared]

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