SH 63 Historic Bridge at Texas and Louisiana Border


The TxDOT Beaumont District is proposing improvements to the SH 63/LA 8 bridge at the Sabine River; this bridge crosses the Texas and Louisiana state line near the cities of Burkeville, Texas and Leesville, Louisiana.  

Background

The purpose of the proposed project is to provide a structurally sound bridge‐crossing that allows access for Texas and Louisiana motorists across the Sabine River, with a focus on providing a bridge with adequate width and height to safely accommodate existing and foreseeable future transportation needs with a minimum 20‐year design life.

Project Needs and Issues:

  • Sabine River shifting
  • Problems with the bridge’s foundations
  • Vehicles hitting overhead portions of the bridge
  • Bridge is too narrow
  • Deterioration of the bridge
  • Outdated railing for modern vehicles

TxDOT is seeking public input on potential alternatives for this project, and will be hosting a public meeting sometime in the Summer of 2018. The public is encouraged to sign up for email updates to receive future project updates.

Get Involved

  • March 8, 2018 - Stakeholder Meeting

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Contact Us

TxDOT Beaumont District
8350 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, TX 77708
(409) 892-7311
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