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Pleasure Pier Bridge (Older)

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Pleasure Pier Bridge

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Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #266517

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Overview
Warren through truss bridge over Sabine Neches Canal on Pleasure Pier Highway
Location
Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1913. Struck out of alignment in 1916 by the Itlaian steamship Splendor and rebuilt; Replaced 1931
Builder
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Warren through truss Strauss Heel Trunnion Type
Dimensions
Total length: 1,046.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.86856, -93.92974   (decimal degrees)
29°52'07" N, 93°55'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/410209/3304583 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Port Arthur South
Inventory number
BH 58011 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 12, 2017: Updated by Luke: Image + info about being struck
  • January 12, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 8, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 25, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected info: 1913 was the build date for the truss bascule, 1931 was the build date for its replacement
  • April 22, 2014: Updated by Patrick Feller: Relocated to Pleasure Pier Blvd
  • September 15, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Definitely replaced, unknown as to where it would have existed.
  • September 15, 2013: Added by Douglas Butler

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