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Rainbow Bridge

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Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Neches River on Westbound TX 73 in Port Arthur
Location
Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas, and Orange County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Opened Sept. 8, 1938; parallel bridge built 1991; rehabilitated and reopened to northbound traffic in 1998
Design
Cantilevered Warren through and deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 680.2 ft.
Total length: 7,741.5 ft. (1.5 mi.)
Deck width: 22.6 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.98000, -93.87111   (decimal degrees)
29°58'48" N, 93°52'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/415964/3316888 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 96001127 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
TXNBI 201240030603015 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33135 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2012)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 42.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
16,000

Update Log 

  • June 2, 2014: Photo imported by Patrick Feller
  • September 21, 2011: New photo from Nathan Morton
  • April 13, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • June 10, 2008: New photos from Historic American Engineering Record

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