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i prefer when bridges are like this as opposed to being repainted. but paint helps preserve the bridge longer. in my opinion almost every metal bridge should be painted like this
Te KCS bride over TX Hwy 87 in west Port Arthur was built in the late 1960s or early 1970s when Port Arthur did a massive overhaul of the "west side" of town and had to have an unrestricted access for Hwy 87 "across" the KCS tracks.
Sadly, despite several attempts by the City to get KCS to repaint the bridge, it has not been painted since it was first installed. It used to be nice silver color, now more rust than silver. But the bridge is in no danger of collapse since it is constructed of thick steel. It is used daily by KCS trains going to and from their large yard in Port Arthur.
Despite its appearance, that overpass is used several times per day by KCS. Its the major thoroughfare to the Port of Port Arthur. Thanks and have a great day!