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Sidney Sherman Bridge

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General Information

Other name(s): Loop 610 East Freeway Bridge
Completion: 1973
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: main bridge:
Rigid frame bridge
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Material: Steel bridge

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
  • Houston shipping channel

Technical Information


total length 1 921 m
approaches total length 1 545 m
deck roadway / carriageway width 47 m
main bridge main span 131 m
total length 376 m
clearance 40 m


deck of main bridge steel
deck of approaches concrete


The low clearance of the bridge has resulted in two incidents where ships hit the bridge. A laser height measuring and warning device was installed in 2004 to be operational by summer to avoid further problems.


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