Rainbow Bridge

Location: State Hwy 87, Port Arthur, TX 77642, USA

The Rainbow Bridge is Truss bridge in Port Arthur, Texas. crossing the Neches River in Southeast Texas just upstream from Sabine Lake. It allows State Highway 87 and State Highway 73 to connect Port Arthur in Jefferson County on the southwest bank of the river with Bridge City in Orange County on the northeast bank. Construction on the bridge began in 1936 under the guidance of the Texas State Highway Department.

 The Rainbow Bridge was built with a 680-foot (210 m) main span. In addition, it has a vertical clearance of 177 ft (54 m), The bridge was completed on September 8, 1938. The nearby town of Prairie View took on the name “Bridge City” in response. Initially named the Port Arthur-Orange Bridge, it received its current name in 1957.

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