The bridge, named for Fred Hartman (1908-1991), the editor and publisher of the Baytown Sun from 1950 to 1974, is the longest cable-stayed bridge in Texas, and one of only two such bridges in the state, the other being the Veterans Memorial Bridge in Orange County, Texas. The construction cost of the bridge was $117.5 million.
- Length 13,200′
- Span 1,250′
- Height 178′
- Magnificent beautiful structure.
- Built 1986-1995 Opened 9-27-1995