Pelican Island Bridge (copy)

The 60-year-old Pelican Island bridge is the only land route onto Pelican Island, which is home to Texas A&M University at Galveston, Seawolf Park and several industrial companies.


The Pelican Island drawbridge was closed for about three hours Wednesday morning after one of the motors that lifts its center span caught fire.

Keri Heath: 409-683-5241; or on Twitter @HeathKeri.



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(4) comments

Paul Steele

If we can build bridges in the Middle East, Please build our infrastructure first.

Dwight Burns

This bridge failure should be enough reason to not spend monies, designated for Galveston County, to build a Wall no one wants are needs.

Ted Gillis

Dwight, you stole my words.

Sue Emmite

Are there federal dollars available for infrastructure? Would a bridge similar to the causeway be the best solution? No drawbridge? I find it unbelievable no money is available anywhere for something like this. IMHO

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