cow bayou

The historic Cow Bayou Bridge in Bridge City is closed as of Monday, March 17, until restoration is complete.

According to a news release from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), all traffic will be diverted to the taller Cow Bayou Bridge next to the historic bridge. North and southbound traffic will continue to flow on the taller bridge until the restoration of the historic bridge is complete, and no pedestrian traffic is permitted, according to the release.

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Orange County could soon see a change in swimming regulations near the boat ramp. At Orange County Commissioners Court on Monday, June 10, Texas Parks and Wildlife Warden Phillip LeDoux told commissioners he believes swimmers utilizing the area under the Cow Bayou Bridge at Highway 87 are causing a hazard to boaters and putting themselves in peril.

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