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Pelican Island Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #250139

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over Pelican Island Channel on Seawolf Parkway in Galveston
Location
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1960
Design
Scherzer rolling bascule lift
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 164.1 ft.
Total length: 3,239.0 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Deck width: 26.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.30667, -94.82556   (decimal degrees)
29°18'24" N, 94°49'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/322702/3243345 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Galveston
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 120850B00790001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33117 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2016)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 37.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
9,100

Categories 

Bascule (1,024)
Built 1960 (283)
Built during 1960s (1,749)
Deck girder (4,503)
Deck truss (1,510)
Galveston County, Texas (20)
Galveston, Texas (8)
Girder (7,966)
Have street view (22,093)
Movable (2,705)
NR-eligible (3,971)
Navigable waterway (1,998)
Open (36,593)
Plate girder (6,137)
Pratt deck truss (304)
Pratt truss (8,008)
Span length 125-175 feet (3,774)
Steel grate deck (430)
Structurally deficient (18,441)
Texas (2,234)
Total length over 2500 feet (793)
Truss (29,442)

Update Log 

  • January 28, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 3, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • April 22, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • June 13, 2013: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge is NRHP eligible
  • March 11, 2013: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • June 8, 2012: New Street View added by Luke Harden

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Comments 

Seawolf Parkway Bridge
Posted March 11, 2013, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)
Pelican Island Bridge, also know as the Herbert E. Schmidt Causeway
Posted June 27, 2012, by John A. Tejeda, Sr. (gcnd1 [at] att [dot] net)

Read your information of the Pelican Island Bridge. Constructed from 1955 to 1957, open to traffic in 1960. Design is a bascule span of a Scherger Rolling Lift Type. Consist of three sections 51st viaduct, 26' width,2123 LF, 0.402083 mi, roadway between viaduct and bridge, 26'Width,2326LF, 0.440530, Pelican Bridge, 3225.775 LF, 0.610942. 26' width. Pelican Island location, South end, lat. 29 18 24.4008, long. -94 49 32.1242, North end lat. 29 18 53.2959, long. -94 49 15.86, Bascule lat. 29 18 38.41, long. -94 49 24.8304, control tower lat. 29 18 37.9301, long. -94 49 25.6173. Inspection conducte in 2010, rehab repairs began on August 3, 2011 and is on going as of June 27, 2012. Painted, sub-structure deficiencies have been repaired.Awaiting apprasial rating from TXDOT Bridge Division.