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TX3 Moses Bayou Bridge

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Galveston Bay on Highway
Location
Texas City, Galveston County, Texas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1919; Replaced 1992
Design
Tee Beam
Dimensions
Span length: 23.0 ft.
Total length: 23.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.41333, -95.00167   (decimal degrees)
29°24'48" N, 95°00'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/305797/3255447 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Virginia Point
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 120850005103045 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 66522 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 24, 2018: Updated by Luke: Converted duplicate entry
  • March 30, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

TX3 Moses Bayou Bridge/Galveston Causeway Bridge
Posted August 24, 2018, by Luke

Brad, thanks for finding correct information, I've modified this entry to be for a long-demolished bridge and moved the postcard to the NB entry.

Galveston Causeway Bridge
Posted August 24, 2018, by Brad Smith (gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Actually this bridge was not replaced in 1964. When the new parallel bridge opened in 1958, this bridge (causeway) was closed and modified. This span originally had a drawbridge. The drawbridge was removed and a high span approximating the newer parallel span was built over the intercoastal waterway.

It was reopened in 1964 as the Northbound span and the 1958 span was the new Southbound span.

https://galveston.newspaperarchive.com/galveston-tribune/196...