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Intracoastal Waterway Bridge

Photos 

Looking northeast

The main span is a floating swing span.

The ramp at the southeast end doubles as a lift span for small boats.

The structures at each end lift, lower and adjust the ramps.

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #281511

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Swing bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on FM 457
Location
Matagorda County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1969; rehabilitated 1982
Design
Pontoon swing
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 124.0 ft.
Total length: 229.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+28.77083, -95.61694   (decimal degrees)
28°46'15" N, 95°37'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/244501/3185405 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cedar Lakes West
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 131580060501016 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33233 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 25.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
1,010

Update Log 

  • October 25, 2015: New Street View added by Patrick Feller
  • December 17, 2014: Photo imported by Patrick Feller
  • April 12, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 11, 2014: Photo imported by Patrick Feller
  • April 19, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

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