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Hillebrandt Bayou Bridge


Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)


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BH Photo #248262

Street View 


Swing bridge over Hillebrandt Bayou on FM 365 in Port Arthur
Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1953
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 779.9 ft.
Deck width: 25.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.91361, -94.06833   (decimal degrees)
29°54'49" N, 94°04'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/396869/3309692 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Port Acres
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 201240093201011 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33132 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 42.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 28, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 17, 2014: Updated by Patrick Feller: Swing bridge has been replaced by a fixed span.
  • February 7, 2013: New photos from Luke Harden
  • November 26, 2012: New Street View added by Jared Mixson


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Hildebrandt Bayou Bridge
Posted February 7, 2013, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

I finally had to trespass to get a side view of the bridge. The fellow who patiently noticed my trespassing has been in the area for thirty years and remembers the bridge only as being fixed, so the rebuild took place before that. The Coast Guard had clearly noted the bridge as movable.

Though the street and satellite views and actually driving over the bridge give the impression of a very short swing span, that middle span is a fixed steel girder span.

The actual spelling of the bayou is Hillebrandt.