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Sidney Sherman Bridge

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General Information

Structural Type: main bridge:
Rigid frame bridge
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Other name(s): Loop 610 East Freeway Bridge
Completed in: 1973
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA, North America
Crosses
  • Houston shipping channel

Technical Information

Dimensions

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

Materials

deck of main bridge steel
deck of approaches concrete

Notes

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.

Participants

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0011962
Created: 05/05/2004
Last Updated: 23/07/2014