388 Hart Ridge Road Saginaw, MI 48607
The Corps started long-running projects to address flooding issues in the late 1800s. The Corps of Topographical Engineers was also given the task of mapping and designing lighthouses, navigational routes, etc., as well other federal civil works, such as the Lakes Survey District which maps and surveys the Great Lakes. The General Survey Act allowed the Corps of Topographic Engineers access to roads and canals in the United States. The National Road was the first project of topogs to survey roads. This continued until Federal funds ran out a few decades later. This division was also actively involved in boundary surveys in all 50 states, including Texas and the West.