Galveston Bay Bridge (NB)
The Texas Collection, Baylor University
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This crossing was built in 1938. It was the first vehicle only crossing into Galveston Bay. IN 1959 a parallel span was completed.
The 1938 causeway was closed for modification when the 1959 parallel span was completed. The 1938 drawbridge section and room enough to establish a reasonable grade were removed and a new high span was built across the intracoastal waterway to match the (parallel) 1959 span. Most of the 1938 bridge continued to be used.
- Steel stringer bridge over Galveston Bay on Interstate 45
- Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1938; Modified with high Span 1964; Replaced 2006
- Steel stringer with bascule drawbridge removed
Length of largest span: 214.9 ft.
Total length: 8,195.3 ft. (1.6 mi.)
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
- Also called
- Galveston Causeway (NB)
Galveston Causeway (NB)
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +29.29516, -94.88661 (decimal degrees)
29°17'43" N, 94°53'12" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/316751/3242163 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Virginia Point
- Inventory numbers
- TXNBI 120850050001243 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 66521 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- August 27, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
- August 24, 2018: New photo from Luke
- August 24, 2018: Updated by Brad Smith: This bridge really was built in 1938. It was modified in 1964.
- March 30, 2015: Updated by Luke: Edited entry, TX NBI erroneously listed this bridge as having a 1938 build date