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Rainbow Bridge

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Identifikation

Rainbow Bridge
Port Arthur-Orange Bridge
243854

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Brücke
existent [fertiggestellt]

Nutzung

KfZ-Verkehr

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  • The bridge was completed on September 8, 1938.
  • Originally the bridge was named Port Arthur-Orange Bridge. In 1957 the bridge was renamed "Rainbow Bridge".
  • The Rainbow Bridge has the highest clearance of any bridge in Texas at 176 feet above the water.
  • In 1991 with the construction of the adjacent Veteran's Memorial Bridge the Rainbow Bridge was closed to traffic for upgrades. It now handles all southbound traffic while the Veteran's Memorial Bridge handles all northbound traffic.
  • The bridge connects the cities of Port Arthur, Bridge City and Orange.
  • The bridge was designed to allow the US Navy's USS Patoka, stationed in Beaumont enough clearance to pass beneath the bridge. The USS Patoka however, never travelled down the Neches River.
  • The Rainbow Bridge is a cantilever bridge.

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Ort

Texas State Highway 87 spanning the Neches River
Bridge City
Texas
U.S.A.

Technische Daten

680,01 ft
1936
1938
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