Earlier in the week I mentioned that Mr D and I rode over to Baytown. In doing so, we had to go over the Fred Hartman Bridge.
Going Up !!
Here we are in Baytown.
The following pictures of the bridge are from the internet.
It's really pretty at night.
Here's a little info about the bridge, taken from Wikipedia.
Construction start 1986
Construction end 1995
Opened September 27, 1995
The Fred Hartman Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge in the U.S. state of Texas spanning the Houston Ship Channel. The bridge carries 2.6 miles of State Highway 146 between the cities of Baytown and La Porte. The bridge is also expected to carry State Highway 99 (Grand Parkway) when it is completed around Houston.
The bridge, named for Fred Hartman (1908–1991), the editor and publisher of the Baytown Sun from 1950 to 1974, is the longest cable-stayed bridge in Texas.
The bridge replaced the Baytown Tunnel (of depth clearance 40 feet or 12.2 m).The tunnel had to be removedwhen the Houston Ship Channel was deepened to 45 feet, with a minimum 530 feet bottom width, to accommodate larger ships. The last section of the Baytown Tunnel was removed from the Houston Ship Channel on September 14, 1999, with removal of the tunnel being the responsibility of the Texas Department of
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