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Opening Day 1953

Photograph taken by the Texas Department of Transportation

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Tunnel under Houston Ship Channel on TX 146
Location
Houston, Harris County, Texas
Status
Replaced a new bridge
History
Built 1953, Closed 1995, Demolished 1997-1999 due to the deepening of the Houston Ship Canal
Builders
- Associated Contractors Inc. of Monroe, Louisiana (Excavation)
- Brown & Root Inc. of Houston, Texas (Contractor; Phase I)
- Farnsworth & Chambers Co. of Houston, Texas (Contractor; Phase II)
- US Steel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Tube Construction; Orange, Texas Subsidiary)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 9,999,999.9 ft. (1,893.9 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.70506, -95.01716   (decimal degrees)
29°42'18" N, 95°01'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/304856/3287807 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
La Porte
Inventory number
BH 56474 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 19, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • June 6, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • June 4, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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