The Fred Hartman Bridge – “Presidential Award” Winner!

The Fred Hartman Bridge in Baytown, Texas

I have a confession….I LOVE bridges! Hearing about the Fred Hartman Bridge from traffic reports, etc. and never having seen it..why not take a few snaps since I was already close by?! 

The bridge connects La Porte to Baytown, Texas

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Cost…over $100 million to construct in the mid ’90’s – Opening day was September 27, 1995 and George W. Bush was there.  

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Named to honor Editor/Publisher of the Baytown Sun – Mr. Fred Hartman (1908-1991) who unfortunately passed before it’s opening. 
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It’s the longest cable-stayed bridge in Texas and is 2.6 miles
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The Fred Hartman Bridge received the Federal “Presidential Award”, the highest bridge awarded in the US and got the “Outstanding Civil Engineering Award” in  1996
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At least you can cross the ship channel here in pretty style 🙂 

That’s it for today! Glad they picked yellow for the cables – such a happy color 🙂 . Have a happy kind of day!

Elizabeth and Max

 

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