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Harbor Bascule Bridge

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Corpus Christi Channel Bridge (Old)

Once in service

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in December 2014

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BH Photo #309968

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren through truss bascule bridge over Corpus Christi Channel on US 181 & Southern Pacific Railroad
Location
Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1926; Replaced 1959
Builder
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Railroad
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
Design
Warren through truss bascule
Dimensions
Span length: 121.0 ft.
Total length: 121.0 ft.
Deck width: 52.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+27.81243, -97.39542   (decimal degrees)
27°48'45" N, 97°23'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/658050/3077456 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Corpus Christi
Inventory number
BH 64877 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added postcard from Oleg Nesterov + builder
  • December 20, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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Comments 

Corpus Christi Channel Bridge (Old)
Posted March 2, 2016, by Luke

The replacement bridge was constructed between 1956 and 1959.

Спасибо for the postcard.

Corpus Christi Channel Bridge (Old)
Posted March 2, 2016, by Oleg Nesterov (mostovik29 [at] yandex [dot] ru)

Hello,

tell me please, when Corpus Christi Channel Bridge (Old) was demolition? I have a post card about this bridge and can give you scan

Regards!

Oleg

Russia