For many years, one of the only ways to travel to West Chambers County from the Baytown area was down Tri-Cities Beach road and across the bascule bridge (drawbridge) over Cedar Bayou. After startup of the U.S. Steel Texas Works steel mill in west Chambers County in 1970, this span became heavily relied upon by workers traveling to and from the plant. The old bascule bridge, however, was beset with problems and was often out of service for extended periods. As you can imagine, this wrecked havoc on the daily commute of the steel workers, so in the 1980's, the state built the Spur 55 (now Hwy 99) bridge over Cedar Bayou near Roseland park. The Hwy 99 bridge is a fixed span that is high enough to allow barge traffic to easily pass beneath.
After the opening of this new, more direct route, the old bascule bridge was closed, and later, demolished. At the cache site, the road appears to just dead-end into the bayou. If you look closely, you can see where the road continues on the other side.
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