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Sabine Memorial Bridge

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Sabine memorial bridge

Texas

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #288780

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Description 

The Sabine Memorial Bridge was opened to traffic on Armistice Day, November 11, 1927 following a joint dedication by Texas governor Dan Moody and former Louisiana governor R. G. Pleasant (representing current governor Oramel H. Simpson). It had been under construction since the spring of 1926 by Brown-Abbott Co. of Dallas, TX and Womack Construction Co. of Sherman, TX.

Following completion of the relocated US 90 to the north (now also I-10), the bridge was closed by the Texas Highway Commission on May 11, 1954 and removed by the Cuyahoga Wrecking Co. of Cleveland, OH.

Facts 

Overview
Lost swing truss bridge over Sabine River on US 90
Location
Orange, Orange County, Texas, and Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
Status
Removed
History
Built 1927; removed 1954
Builders
- Brown-Abbott Co. of Dallas, TX (Dallas, TX)
- Womack Construction Co. of Sherman, TX (Sherman, TX)
Design
Warren through truss
Also called
Sabine River Bridge
Green Avenue Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.09307, -93.72405   (decimal degrees)
30°05'35" N, 93°43'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/430231/3329319 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Orange
Inventory number
BH 47571 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 23, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 16, 2020: Updated by Roger Collins: Added dates and builder.
  • April 27, 2017: Updated by Roger Collins: Added opening date.
  • September 26, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added imagery from the TXDOT Archives
  • July 21, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 8, 2011: Added by Jared Rainer

Sources 

  • Jared Rainer - chumrain [at] bayspringstel [dot] net
  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke
  • Geoff Hubbs