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Rio Hondo, Texas: Carrier Bridge in a Farm Field (Gone)

US 83/77 exit at San Benito onto north Sam Houston Blvd/Hwy 2520. North through town around nine miles, then turn right onto Hwy 106/General Brant Rd. The Bridge will be in the field on the right.
2009 - Reported gone.

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Remnants of the Texas Air Museum.

Carrier Bridge in a Farm Field

I had heard that the Texas Air Museum was no longer in Harlingen, Texas, but on a 2006 Rand McNally map it was still listed. My wife and I visited the site and indeed it is gone. However they have left behind what appears to be the conning towers off of two or three aircraft carriers plus a couple of large pieces of airplanes and one heckuva large fire ant hill! Hopefully someone will rescue these pieces of history before they disappear into oblivion.

[Bob and Virginia Miller, 11/06/2006]

This is the bridge from the helicopter carrier Iwo Jima, which picked up the crew of Apollo 13.

Air Museum

Land-locked Ship's Bridge

The Texas Air Museum features a transplanted full-size ship's bridge, with water nowhere in sight.

[Mike's boss, 04/02/2000]

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