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Jesse H. Jones Memorial Bridge

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General Information

Other name(s): Houston Ship Channel Bridge
Beginning of works: 1980
Completion: 1982

Project Type

Structure: Box girder bridge
Haunched girder bridge
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Construction method: Balanced cantilever method
Material: Prestressed concrete bridge


Location: Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA

Technical Information


total length 3.2 km
clearance 53 m x 152 m
span lengths of main bridge 114 m - 229 m - 114 m
deck deck depth 4.60 - 14.30 m
deck width 18 m
main bridge
length 475.5 m


cost of construction United States dollar 60 000 000


deck prestressed concrete
deck of approaches precast prestressed concrete

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