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Hillebrandt Bayou Bridge

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Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #248262

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Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Swing bridge over Hillebrandt Bayou on FM 365 in Port Arthur
Location
Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1953
Design
Swing
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 779.9 ft.
Deck width: 25.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.91361, -94.06833   (decimal degrees)
29°54'49" N, 94°04'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/396869/3309692 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Port Acres
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 201240093201011 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33132 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2012)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 43.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
5,300

Update Log 

  • February 28, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 17, 2014: Updated by Patrick Feller: Swing bridge has been replaced by a fixed span.
  • February 7, 2013: New photos from Luke Harden
  • November 26, 2012: New Street View added by Jared Mixson

Sources 

  • Jared Mixson
  • Luke
  • Patrick Feller - nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Hildebrandt Bayou Bridge
Posted February 7, 2013, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

I finally had to trespass to get a side view of the bridge. The fellow who patiently noticed my trespassing has been in the area for thirty years and remembers the bridge only as being fixed, so the rebuild took place before that. The Coast Guard had clearly noted the bridge as movable.

Though the street and satellite views and actually driving over the bridge give the impression of a very short swing span, that middle span is a fixed steel girder span.

The actual spelling of the bayou is Hillebrandt.