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Veterans Memorial Bridge

Photos 

Rainbow Bridge in the distance

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #284709

Street View 

Video 

Bridges

The Veterans Memorial and Rainbow Bridges over the Neches River

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Facts 

Overview
Cable-stayed bridge over Neches River on Sh 73/Sh 87 Eb Parallel span to Rainbow Bridge
Location
Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas, and Orange County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1991
Design
Cable-stayed
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 640.1 ft.
Total length: 9,440.4 ft. (1.8 mi.)
Deck width: 54.1 ft.
Also called
Neches River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.97993, -93.87054   (decimal degrees)
29°58'48" N, 93°52'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/416019/3316880 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
16,000
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 201240030603030 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 61183 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 82.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2022: New video from Brian R. Warren
  • April 2, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • June 2, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • June 2, 2014: Added by Patrick Feller

Related Bridges 

  • Rainbow Bridge (Upstream) - These are parallel Spans one Eastbound the other Westbound

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Patrick Feller - nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Brian R. Warren