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Galveston Causeway Bridge

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General Information

Structural Type: Bascule bridge
Arch bridge
Function / usage: Railroad (railway) bridge
Built: 1909 - 1912
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, USA, North America
Crosses
  • Intracoastal Waterway

Technical Information

Dimensions

arch span 28 x 21.4 m

Materials

arches reinforced concrete
bascule span steel

Chronology

1912
- 1938

Used also as a vehicular bridge.

1915

Part of the earthen embankments are damaged in a hurricane.

1915
- 1922

Embankments are replaced by arches similar to the original ones.

Notes

The bascule span is a Scherzer Type bascule span.

Participants

Construction
Reconstruction
Contractor

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0003653
Created: 17/06/2002
Last Updated: 22/07/2014