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New Galveston Causeway

Photo 

North Approach near Tiki Island

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in February 2011

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BH Photo #193873

Map 

Between the 

Written by Brad Smith

In 1939 a "modern causeway was opened. In 1961 a parallel span was opened. Then the 1939 Span was closed and modified. These bridges existed until the Causeway in this article was replaced one span at a time in 2003 and 2008.

Here is a link to a picture of the intermediate causeways. http://www.texasfreeway.com/houston/photos/45_galveston/45_g...

Facts 

Overview
Concrete deck girder bridge over Galveston Bay on I-45
Location
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built as replacements for the 1939 auto causeway with the northbound bridge being completed in 2005 and the southbound bridge (delayed by Hurricane Ike) in 2008
Design
Concrete deck girder
Also called
I-45 Bay Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.29414, -94.88469   (decimal degrees)
29°17'39" N, 94°53'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/316935/3242048 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Virginia Point
Inventory number
BH 48175 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 2005 (65)
Built during 2000s (539)
Concrete girder (839)
Deck girder (4,491)
Galveston Bay (6)
Galveston County, Texas (20)
Galveston, Texas (8)
Girder (7,948)
Interstate 45 (4)
Modern (1,664)
Open (36,564)
Owned by state (13,669)
Texas (2,235)

Update Log 

  • November 30, 2012: Essay added by Brad Smith
  • February 18, 2011: Added by Nathan Morton

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Brad Smith - gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com