In Texas, they do things big. The Fred Hartman Bridge is no exception. This article describes the design, construction, and cost of the cable-stayed bridge that links the Texas communities of Baytown and La Porte. The Fred Hartman Bridge replaces a 40-year-old tunnel with a 25,000 vehicle-per-day capacity. The bridge can handle 200,000 vehicles per day and serves as a hurricane escape route for those traveling north on Texas 146.


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Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 19-20
  • Serial:
    • AASHTO Quarterly Magazine
    • Volume: 75
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
    • ISSN: 0147-4820

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00726990
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1996 12:00AM