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Old 01-07-2011, 04:53 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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I seem to remember it was called that, but I don't remember if/when it changed. Anyone else remember this?
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Old 01-07-2011, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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I don't remember anything about JFK, however I do remember the original "GIAC"; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway project which later became the ICW. This project was ongoing long before JFK became a national figure. And BTW, a "causeway" refers to a roadway or bridge across the bay, not the waterway itself.

http://www.gicaonline.com/pages/about/history.html

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Old 01-10-2011, 12:53 PM
 
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We still call it the JFK causeway...
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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it still is the jfk causeway.
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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it still is the jfk causeway.
When I was driving on it the other day, I noticed that the sign read, "Intracoastal Causeway". I guess that I was expecting a sign that read, "JFK" istead.
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Katy,TX
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The sign ID's the waterway, like when you cross a river there is typically a sign that ID's said river. The bridge is still the JFK Causeway.
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:19 PM
 
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The sign ID's the waterway, like when you cross a river there is typically a sign that ID's said river. The bridge is still the JFK Causeway.
CC oldtimers (like me) always have and always will, call it the "intracoastal" causeway and bridge.

When I was a kid, it was a tollway with a swing/lift bridge, called Laguna Madre Causeway (officially) and the Padre Island causeway by most people, built by Nueces county in 1949-50. It later became a Park Road (22), and has been rebuilt a couple of times. I know they rebuilt it after Carla. The entire road was lifted a couple of times - the old swing bridge was a pain, caused long waits.

The official name is the John F. Kennedy Memorial causeway and John F. Kennedy Bridge - the name was changed by the city fathers after JFK was assassinated.

The current Bridge (which replaced the combo swing/lift bridge) was completed in 1973 - it was the first precast concrete segmental bridge in the United States. It won a PCI Design Award. The concrete was provided locally by Heldenfels Brothers. Our family just calls it "Don's bridge", he was the TXDOT engineer in charge of the new bridge. There are some great bridges around Corpus - makes it a lot easier to get around.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:29 PM
 
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it also cut off the circulation of the laguna madre... so whenever you drive on it you get the fantastic smell of anaerobic decay
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:53 AM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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CC oldtimers (like me) always have and always will, call it the "intracoastal" causeway and bridge.

When I was a kid, it was a tollway with a swing/lift bridge, called Laguna Madre Causeway (officially) and the Padre Island causeway by most people, built by Nueces county in 1949-50. It later became a Park Road (22), and has been rebuilt a couple of times. I know they rebuilt it after Carla. The entire road was lifted a couple of times - the old swing bridge was a pain, caused long waits.

The official name is the John F. Kennedy Memorial causeway and John F. Kennedy Bridge - the name was changed by the city fathers after JFK was assassinated.

The current Bridge (which replaced the combo swing/lift bridge) was completed in 1973 - it was the first precast concrete segmental bridge in the United States. It won a PCI Design Award. The concrete was provided locally by Heldenfels Brothers. Our family just calls it "Don's bridge", he was the TXDOT engineer in charge of the new bridge. There are some great bridges around Corpus - makes it a lot easier to get around.
Thank you for the history. I remember the old drawbridge when I was a little kid. We would wait a long time to get across to the other side. I only remember the causeway referred to as the JFK Causeway. There used to be vendors on the beach that would sell hot dogs or hamburgers 4 or 5 for $1!
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