The Port Arthur Bridge

The Port Arthur Bridge Orange Texas

Stock #: 159605
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Orange
State: Texas (TX)
County: Orange
Publisher: The Edwards News Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Across the Neches River on Texas Highway 87, between Orange, Texas, and Port Arthur, Texas. Total length of bridge and approaches, 5.7 miles; total vertical clearance above average water level, 176 feet. Total distance from top of steel super-structure to water level, 230 feet. Width of roadway between railings, 25½ feet. Distance from center to center of main piers, 680 feet. Main span clearance, 600 feet. Material used: 1500 pilling, 50,000 barrels of cement, 23,000 cubic yards of sand, 42,000 cubic yards of gravel, 9,285 tons of structural steel, 1,906 tons re-inforcing steel. Total cost of bridge and approaches, $2,75,000. This bridge is the highest bridge in the South.
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