Fred Hartman Bridge - Baytown Texas
Hartman Bridge or Baytown Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge in the
U.S. state of Texas. It spans the Houston Ship Channel and carries
State Highway 146 between the cities of Baytown, Texas and La Porte,
|The Houston Ship Channel in Houston, Texas is part of the Port of Houston — one of the United States's busiest sea ports. The channel is a conduit for ocean going vessels between the the city of Houston and the Gulf of Mexico. The channel is a widened and deepened natural watercourse. Major products such as petrochemical and Midwestern grain and transported in bulk together with general cargo. It has been used to move goods to the sea since at least 1836. The proximity to Texas oilfields led to the establishment of numerous petrochemical refineries along the waterway, such as the ExxonMobil Baytown installation on the eastern bank of the San Jacinto River. Source: Wikipedia|
Produced by TxDOT, this video tells the story of the
removal of over 1000 feet of the Baytown-LaPorte
Tunnel following the opening of the Fred Hartman Bridge.
Demolition was necessary in order to deepen the Houston Ship Channel. The video is from the archives of Sterling Municipal Library in Baytown, TX.
After the demolition removal and cleaning services had to be used to remove the debris.
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