Rainbow Bridge

The right lane of the Veterans Memorial Bridge on eastbown SH 73 will be closed today from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. for maintenance and inspection, TxDOT said in a release.

The Veterans Memorial Bridge is the eastbound side of 73 going over the Neches River towards Bridge City. The historic Rainbow Bridge, built in 1936, carries traffic on the westbound side of 73.

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Workers on a boat under Veterans Memorial Bridge in Orange County recovered the body of a 54-year-old woman Aug. 2, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office. 

According to a news release from OCSO, deputies responded to a call for assistance on a welfare concern at the bridge at approximately 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday. When deputies arrived, they were advised a white female had been rescued from the water by workers that had been in a boat working under the bridge. 

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Orange County Sheriff’s deputies investigating a report of a running car on top of the Rainbow Bridge discovered the body of a woman who they believe purposefully jumped to her death.

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Human remains discovered in Orange County on March 19 have been positively identified as 25-year-old David Van Nguyen of Port Arthur, missing since March 6 and the subject of an extensive search after his car was discovered March 7 on top of the Veterans Memorial Bridge, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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A body discovered on a beach near the Rainbow Bridge in Orange County on March 19 is believed to be that of a man missing since March 6, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

According to a news release from OCSO, dispatchers received a report from a construction worker on the Rainbow Bridge who spotted what he believed to be a human body on a beach below at about 12:40 p.m. Deputies responded to the area in the Sheriff’s Office airboat, assisted by the Port Arthur Police Department, and discovered a deceased adult male. 

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Traffic alert from the Texas Department of Transportation:

Rainbow Bridge

A crew will be conducting the biyearly inspection on the Rainbow Bridge between Port Arthur and Bridge City beginning Monday, Aug, 5. One lane will be closed throughout the inspection process. See schedule below.

Right lane closed

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