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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Bridge

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Martin Luther King Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in August 2009

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on TX 82 in Port Arthur
Location
Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1970
Design
Cantilevered Warren through and deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 664.1 ft.
Total length: 5,032.4 ft. (1.0 mi.)
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.9 ft.
Also called
Gulfgate Bridge
Intracoastal Waterway Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.85389, -93.94556   (decimal degrees)
29°51'14" N, 93°56'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/408667/3302970 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Port Arthur South
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 201240236701001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33133 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2012)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 57.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
2,200

Update Log 

  • April 13, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • August 7, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge is known as the Martin Luther King Bridge

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