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According to citypopulationreview.com, US 90 is a US Highway in the US state of Alabama. The road forms an east-west route through the extreme south of the state, primarily serving the city of Mobile. The route is 124 kilometers long.
US 90/98 in Mobile.
US 90 in Mississippi crosses the Alabama border at Grand Bay and comes from the coastal city of Pascagoula. The road then parallels Interstate 10 to the east, a little way inland. One then crosses I-10 at Tillmans Corner, a suburb of Mobile, then enters Mobile itself, and crosses Interstate 65, the highway to Montgomery and Birmingham to the north. From central Alabama, US 90 and US 98 are double-numbered. US 98 comes from the town of Hattiesburg in Mississippi, and both roads cross the Mobile Bay via a long dike/bridge combination. On the east side of the Bay, the two roads split, US 98 follows a more southerly route closer to the coast, and US 90 goes more parallel to I-10 to the east. After about 50 kilometers you reach the border with Florida. US 90 in Florida then continues to the city of Pensacola.
US 90 was one of the original US Highways of 1926 and was one of the most important east-west connections in the United States at the time. The route has always passed through Alabama.
At the time, US 90 was the main east-west connection along the Gulf of Mexico. Also in 1926, the Battleship Parkway across Mobile Bay was constructed, a series of embankments and causeways 11 miles long. From the 1960s onwards, US 90 lost its continuing importance when Interstate 10 in Alabama was built parallel to it. In 1978, the Jubilee Parkway opened across Mobile Bay, allowing I-10 in Alabama to completely take over US 90 through traffic. In 1991, the new Cochrane-Africatown USA Bridge opened in Mobile.
Every day, 6,000 vehicles drive near the Mississippi border, which climbs closer to Mobile, to 29,000 vehicles at Theodore and 30,000 vehicles at Tillmans Corner. The busiest point is just west of I-65 with 32,000 vehicles. 18,500 vehicles and 15,000 vehicles drive through Downtown Mobile daily on the Battleship Parkway across Mobile Bay. This gradually drops to 5,200 vehicles on the Florida border.
Dauphin Island Bridge
|Dauphin Island BridgeGordon Persons Bridge|
|Total length||5,430 meters|
|Main span||122 meters|
|Bridge deck height||25 meters|
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The Dauphin Island Bridge is a bridge in the United States, located in the state of Alabama. The bridge connects Dauphin Island to mainland Alabama and is 5.4 kilometers long.
The Dauphin Island Bridge spans the Gulf of Mexico between mainland Alabama and Dauphin Island. It is the only bridge to this island and is 5,430 meters long, with a main span of 122 meters in length and 25 meters in height over the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. The bridge is two-lane, State Route 193 runs over it. The bridge is toll-free.
The original bridge to Dauphin Island opened to traffic on July 2, 1955. It was destroyed by Hurricane Frederic in 1979. The hurricane made landfall near Dauphin Island on September 12, 1979 as a Category 3 hurricane. After that, the bridge was replaced by the current connection, with the first girder bridge with a span of 122 meters.
The bridge is named after Gordon Persons (1902-1965), who was the governor of Alabama between 1951 and 1955.
Foley Beach Expressway
The Foley Beach Expressway or BEX is a toll road and divided highway in the US state of Alabama. The toll road forms a north-south connection between Interstate 10 and the coast at Orange Beach. The toll road is 41 kilometers long.
The Foley Beach Expressway is a 2×2 divided highway between Interstate 10, 35 kilometers east of Mobile, and the coast of the Gulf of Mexico around Orange Beach. The Foley Beach Expressway is not a freeway but is equipped with 2×2 lanes. The intersections are a mix of irregular intersections and traffic lights. The road has emergency lanes and bypasses built-up areas on parallel State Route 59. The toll plaza is located at the bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway, at the south end of the toll road.
The Foley Beach Expressway is an alternative to State Route 59, which has many traffic lights and built-up areas. The Foley Beach Expressway was built east of it. The southernmost part is the oldest and was constructed around 2000 as a bypass of Foley. In 2011, a short northward extension opened to County Road 32. In about 2012, a portion of County Road 83 was doubled and by 2014 the route from I-10 to State Route 180 at Orange Beach was completed.
The toll is only levied on the bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway.