Gulf Intracoastal Waterway

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The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway is the portion of the Wikipedia:Intracoastal Waterway located along the Gulf Coast of the United States. It is a navigable inland waterway running approximately 1700 kilometers (1050 mi) from Carrabelle, Florida, to Brownsville, Texas.

The waterway provides a channel with a controlling depth of 3.7 meters (12 ft), designed primarily for barge transportation. Although the U.S. government proposals for such a waterway were made in the early 19th century,[1] the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway was not completed until 1949.[2]

The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway includes the following waterways and crossings in the greater Pensacola area:


  1. The Handbook of Texas Online. University of Texas. Retrieved on 2006-03-08.
  2. Lynn M. Alperin. History of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (PDF). U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Office of History. Retrieved on 2006-04-03.