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Long Island Swing Bridge Port Isabel, Texas

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Long Island Swing Bridge

Long Island Swing Bridge between Port Isabel and Long Island .... the original causeway to South Padre Island was between Long Island and South Padre Island.

Photo taken by John Scruggs in November 2013

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BH Photo #270183

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Description 

This is the only operational swing bridge in the state of Texas.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on South Garcia Street
Location
Port Isabel, Cameron County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
Design
Pontoon swing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+26.07081, -97.20149   (decimal degrees)
26°04'15" N, 97°12'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/679900/2884766 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Port Isabel
Inventory number
BH 58649 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

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Cameron County, Texas (6)
Floating (33)
Have street view (21,873)
Open (36,385)
Pontoon (33)
Port Isabel, Texas (1)
Texas (2,224)

Update Log 

  • July 30, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 13, 2013: New photo from John Scruggs
  • November 3, 2013: Added by John Scruggs

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Long Island Swing Bridge Port Isabel, Texas
Posted July 10, 2017, by Mark McMillin (mmcmillin1 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

While slightly incorrect, this will SOON be the "only" swing bridge in Texas. Sargent Texas actually has the "only" remaining, State-operated swing bridge in the State of Texas. It is being replaced starting this year with a "corkscrew bridge" to facilitate uninterrupted barge and vehicle traffic.