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Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge



Taken from the deck of the USS Lexington

Photo taken by Julie Cowen in February 2012


BH Photo #225252

Street Views 


Steel through truss arch bridge over Corpus Christi Ship Channel on US 181 in Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for replacement and demolition.
Built 1959; rehabilitated 1987; closed due to damage from Hurricane Harvey in August 2017; reopened October 2017
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Steel truss through arch
Length of largest span: 620.1 ft.
Total length: 5,818.2 ft. (1.1 mi.)
Deck width: 72.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.8 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Corpus Christi Ship Channel Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+27.81222, -97.39528   (decimal degrees)
27°48'44" N, 97°23'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/658064/3077434 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Corpus Christi
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 161780010106041 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33300 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 60 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 22, 2021: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • November 5, 2020: New photo from Mark Gonzalez
  • May 6, 2020: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • June 13, 2019: Updated by David Peden: Fixed typos
  • March 9, 2019: New photos from Neil Krout
  • October 26, 2017: New photo from Matthew
  • September 6, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • October 11, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • March 15, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • February 11, 2012: New photos from Julie Cowen
  • August 10, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • February 26, 2011: New Street View added by Craig Philpott

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