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TxDOT to Host Public Meeting to Discuss Plans for Historic Bridges
Contact: Danny Perez
Phone: (713) 802-5077
Date: Aug. 11, 2014

WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Moody Mansion
2618 Broadway St.
Galevston, TX 77550

MEDIA: Opportunity to hear citizen comments on future plans for historic bridges

HOUSTON — The Texas Department of Transportation in partnership with the Texas Historical Commission (THC) and the Historic Bridge Foundation (HBF) is conducting three open houses this summer to seek public opinion about plans to manage historic Texas bridges built after World War II. The third meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 14 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Galveston.

Texas retains approximately 15,000 bridges built between 1945 and 1965, and was a national leader in bridge design and innovation during this time. As a result of evaluations of the historical and engineering significance of the structures, TxDOT and the THC determined that more than 100 bridges are eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Public input is being sought regarding the proposed treatment plans for the historic bridges.

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