Ship Channel Bridge,
Sam Houston Tollway (East)
Owner: Harris County Toll Road Authority
Design / Construction Engineering and Inspection: FIGG
The new Ship Channel Bridge cable-stayed main span structure features a free span of 1,320’ over the Houston Ship Channel and is the centerpiece of the overall program to widen the Sam Houston Tollway (East). The new bridge provides eight lanes for vehicular traffic and more than 187’ of vertical clearance for navigation, allowing future widening and deepening of the channel by the Port of Houston. The 514’ tall sculpted towers will result in a dynamic experience for drivers as they pass under the varying angles of each stay cable.