No votes cast

San Luis Pass Toll Bridge


San Luis Pass Toll Bridge


Photo taken by Larry D. Moore at Wikimedia Commons

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)


View this photo at Wikimedia Commons

BH Photo #472002



Two lane toll bridge from the less trafficked West end of Galveston Island to San Luis Island in Matagorda County. The bridge is owned by Galveston County and is operated and maintained by (road) Precinct 1. The tolls are all cash. $2.00. It is collected on the Galveston side in both directions.


Concrete stringer bridge over San Luis Pass on Galveston County RD 257
Galveston County, Texas, and Brazoria County, Texas
Open to traffic
Built 1966
Concrete stringer
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 7,016.4 ft. (1.3 mi.)
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.08194, -95.12228   (decimal degrees)
29°04'55" N, 95°07'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/293428/3218924 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 120850AA0709001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 86512 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 60.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 20, 2020: Updated by Brad Smith: The bridge is NOT private. It is owned by Galveston County.
  • May 13, 2020: New photos from Nick Boppel
  • August 25, 2019: Added by Brad Smith


  • Brad Smith - gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com


San Luis Pass Toll Bridge
Posted December 21, 2020, by Wbchloe (whbroadw [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Residents were once promised that the toll would be temporary when it was built when it was paid off but that never happened. In the early 2000's someone crashed through the toll booth and tolls were waived for a couple of years until a new booth was built.

San Luis Pass Toll Bridge
Posted May 14, 2020, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

My family used to hang out on the beach under the Galveston end of this bridge, because the bridge made a great sunshade. If we wanted sunshine, it was just a few feet away.