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Harbor Bridge

Identification

Harbor Bridge
Corpus Christi High Bridge, US Highway 181 Bridge, Portland Bridge
126785

Map

Structure in General

bridge
existing [completed]

Usage

vehicle traffic

Facts

  • Post 9/11 security mandates from the city's port transit department prohibit people from taking photos from directly under the bridge.
  • This is the second tallest bridge in Texas, and has a span of 620 feet.
  • The road deck is 138 feet over the Corpus Christi Channel.
  • There is a proposal to replace this bridge with a taller concrete bridge that will allow for taller ships, including cruise ships into Corpus Christi Harbor.
  • The bridge first opened to traffic on November 1, 1959.
  • NOTE: Another height of 235 feet and 250 feet has been given before for the bridge.
  • Construction started in May 1956.
  • With the construction of the bridge the channel was widened from 91 feet, to 400 feet. It also provided a replacement for a drawbridge which caused traffic problems on US 181 with ship traffic.

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Location

US Highway 181
78401
U.S.A.

Technical Data

74.07 m
74.07 m
1956
1959
$9,053,523

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

civil engineering, steel supplier

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings