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U.S. Highway 90 East (Mobile County)

U.S. 90 East
The first U.S. 90 reassurance shield one sees after crossing the Mississippi state line into Alabama. The town of Grand Bay (pop. 3,918) is approximately three miles to the east. Photo taken 01/16/09.
Mileage sign posted 28 miles west of downtown Mobile on U.S. 90 near the state line. Photo taken 06/09/10.
An abandoned stretch of Old Highway 90 was removed from service completely. This section was bypassed by U.S. 90 years ago, but was taken out of service when Hall Road was extended southward to meet U.S. 90 directly. Photo taken 01/16/09.
Entering the town of Grand Bay along U.S. 90 eastbound, motorists approach the merge with Alabama 188 east. Alabama 188 follows Grand Bay Wilmer Road north to Exit 4 of Interstate 10 and Mobile County 11. Photo taken 09/12/10.
Alabama 188 joins U.S. 90 for one fifth of a mile within Grand Bay. The state highway splits ahead for Grand Bay Bayou La Batre Highway southeast. Photo taken 11/04/99.
A revisit to the town four years later revealed a change in the sign assembly of the U.S. 90 eastbound merge with Alabama 188 eastbound. Photo taken 06/09/10.
U.S. 90 & Alabama 188 east
Still within Grand Bay, Alabama 188 prepares to split with U.S. 90 eastbound for Grand Bay Bayou La Batre Highway. U.S. 90 continues east to St. Elmo and Irvington while Alabama 188 angles southeast to Bayou La Batre and Coden. Photo taken 09/12/10. Second photo taken 10/13/03.

U.S. 90 and Alabama 188 eastbound at their split. The toll ferry trailblazer refers to the Mobile Bay Ferry linking Dauphin Island with Fort Morgan. Alabama 188 ends at Alabama 193 at Alabama Port; Alabama 193 continues south from that junction to Dauphin Island. Photo taken 10/13/03. Second photo taken 06/09/10.
U.S. 90 east
Leaving Grand Bay along U.S. 90 east. The highway transitions back into a rural two lane highway through St. Elmo and Irvington. Theodore, the southern extent of the Mobile city limits, lies ten miles eastward. Photo taken 06/09/10. Second photo taken 01/16/09.
Ramsey Road crosses paths with U.S. 90 north of Alabama 188 (Grand Bay Bayou La Batre Highway) and south of Old Pascagoula Road (Mobile County 28). Photo taken 01/16/09.
U.S. 90 and the parallel CSX Railroad continue east toward Fernland and St. Elmo. Photo taken 06/09/10.
U.S. 90 kinks northward through the settlement of St. Elmo. March Road ties into the highway from Old Pascagoula Road north of Interstate 10. Photo taken 01/16/09.
U.S. 90 eastbound at the original southern end of Mobile County 39. McDonald Road travels north from U.S. 90 to County Farm Road where drivers turns east to join the new four-lane Mobile County 39 ahead of its interchange with Interstate 10. The original McDonald Road overpass was demolished to make way for the new Interstate 10 Exit 10. Mobile County 39 travels north-south from Irvington and Saint Elmo to areas of Theodore and Dawes otherwise. Photo taken 11/05/03. Second photo taken 01/16/09.
Mobile County 19 begins and travels south from U.S. 90 at Irvington to Alabama 188 north of Bayou La Batre. The county road provides one of two routes between the Irvington area the coastal town. Photos taken 01/16/09.
U.S. 90 widens to four lanes through the folded-diamond interchange with Mobile County 39 (McDonald Road Extension). Mobile County 39 shifted to a new alignment east of McDonald Road in stages between 2005 and June 2009. The county road provides a four-lane highway north to Exit 10 of Interstate 10. Photo taken 06/09/10.
A loop ramp carries drivers onto Mobile County 39 south to its end at junction Mobile County 23 (Padgett Switch Road) and Mobile County 24 (Half Mile Road). Padgett Switch Road leads south to Alabama 188 north of Bayou La Batre. Additionally a second folded diamond interchange joins the four-lane divided highway with Park Boulevard, Gibson Road, and Mobile International Speedway on the south side of the parallel CSX Railroad. Photos taken 06/09/10.
Nearing the northbound on-ramp to Mobile County 39 (McDonald Road Extension) to Interstate 10 and the Dawes area. Mobile County 39 was constructed to improve access to the Bayou La Batre area for both commerce and hurricane evacuation situations. Photo taken 06/09/10.
U.S. 90 eastbound at the northbound on-ramp to Mobile County 39. Mobile County 39 intersects County Farm Road ahead of its six-ramp partial-cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 10. From there the highway merges onto its original alignment northbound to west Mobile. Photo taken 06/09/10.
Leaving the Irvington area and Mobile County 39 on U.S. 90 east. Murray Hill Road departs next for the Murray Heights community. Photo taken 01/16/09.
Mobile County 23 follows Padgett Switch Road north from Mobile County 24 (Half Mile Road) to end at U.S. 90 at the next traffic light. Photo taken 01/16/09.
U.S. 90 continues northeast from Padgett Switch Road three miles to Theodore and 11 miles to downtown Mobile. Photos taken 01/16/09.
Swedetown Road North travels east from Swedetown and Nan Gray Davis Roads in residential areas of Theodore to end at U.S. 90 just north of its four-lane section begin. Photo taken 01/16/09.
U.S. 90 eastbound encounters the northern terminus of Mobile County 59 (Bellingrath Road) in Theodore. The north-south highway links Theodore and Carol Plantation Road with Bellingrath Gardens and Alabama 188 east of Coden and west of Heron Bay. Connections with Alabama 188 east to Alabama 193 south provide one of two routes to Dauphin Island from the Mobile area. Photo taken 11/05/03.
Old Rock Road ties into U.S. 90 from Cary Hamilton Road in Theodore. Photo taken 01/16/09.
Mobile County 30 (Theodore Dawes Road) leads east from Exit 13 of Interstate 10 to end at U.S. 90 opposite Mobile County 26 (Hamilton Boulevard). Hamilton Boulevard continues the highway east to junction Alabama 163 and 193 (Rangeline Road). Photo taken 11/05/03.
A closer look at the U.S. 90 and Interstate 10 shield assembly posted at the Theodore-Dawes Road intersection. Traffic interests to westbound are advised to travel northwest to the Exit 13 diamond interchange of Interstate 10. Eastbound motorists can continue another mile to the partial cloverleaf interchange at Exit 15. Mobile County 30 otherwise transitions seamlessly into the northbound beginning of Mobile County 31 (Schillinger Road). Photo taken 01/16/09.
U.S. 90 travels north through industrial areas of Theodore to Tillman's Corner. The highway widens to accommodate a grassy median. Photo taken 01/16/09.
Plantation Road crosses U.S. 90 at the first of three signals amid industrial parks scattered east and west of the divided arterial. Plantation Road leads west to Carol Plantation Road. Photo taken 01/16/09.
Larue Steiner Road links U.S. 90 with Middle Road through more industrial parks. Photo taken 01/16/09.
Kooiman Road travels east from U.S. 90 Service Road South to Todd Acres Road in industrial areas west of Alabama 193 (Rangeline Road). Photo taken 01/16/09.
U.S. 90 leaves Kooiman Road and enters the six-ramp partial cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 10 (Exit 15). Photo taken 01/16/09.
Drivers bound for downtown Mobile and Baldwin County depart U.S. 90 east for Interstate 10. Interstate 10 next meets Alabama 193 and the southern terminus of Interstate 65. Photo taken 01/16/09.
U.S. 90 eastbound reassurance marker posted beyond the intersection with Alabama 193 (Rangeline Road) south and Nevius Road west at Tillman's Corner. Rangeline Service Road North ties into U.S. 90 at the next traffic light. Photo taken 01/26/11.
Descending toward the crossing of Halls Mill Creek along Government Boulevard north. U.S. 90 carries four lanes separated by a grassy median eastward toward Midtown Mobile. Photo taken 10/24/03.
Knollwood Drive stems north from U.S. 90 (Government Boulevard) to Cottage Hill Road, Medal of Honor Park and Grelot Road. Photo taken 01/26/11.
U.S. 90 lowers from Knollwood Drive to a signalized intersection with Demetropolis Road. Demetropolis Road begins at Halls Mill Road to the south and leads north directly to University Boulevard west of Cottage Hill. Originally the road ended at Cottage Hill Road, but a 2003 project realigned the arterial to meet University at Cottage Hill Road. Photo taken 01/26/11.
Expressway style lighting accompanies Government Boulevard northward from Demetropolis Road to Government Street. Photo taken 01/26/11.
Knob Hill Drive and Altair Lane, subdivision streets, come together via the Government Boulevard service roads at this traffic light next on U.S. 90 east. Photo taken 01/26/11.
Azalea Road intersects U.S. 90 south of Cottage Hill and north of Halls Mill Road. Azalea Road and McGregor Avenue provide a north-south through route to Springhill Avenue near Langan Park. Photo taken 01/26/11.
U.S. 90 briefly transitions from a commercial arterial into a forested parkway from Azalea Road east to the Heron Lakes Country Club. This eastbound shield resides along Government Boulevard ahead of Skywood Drive. Photo taken 07/17/07.
U.S. 90 (Government Boulevard) gains an eastbound side frontage road ahead of Lakeside Drive. A pair of signals tie the service road with Government Boulevard at Skyline Centre Office Park before the road transitions into the West I-65 Service Road leading south to Halls Mill Road (Mobile County 28). Photo taken 01/26/11.
The right-hand lane of U.S. 90 (Government Boulevard) ahead of Interstate 65 Exit 1 was restriped by 2009 to default traffic in that lane to the freeway south to Interstate 10 or Interstate 65 north to Montgomery. Photo taken 01/26/11.
Lakeside Drive joins U.S. 90 (Government Boulevard) with Cottage Hill Road at Montlimar drive. The two-lane road winds through the Lakeside Commercial Park and provides a busy short cut to Cottage Hill Road from Interstate 65. Photo taken 07/16/07.
U.S. 90 spans Montlimar Creek and enters the partial-cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 65 (Exit 1). The shield for I-65 was replaced by 2011. Photo taken 01/26/11.
A look at an original button copy sign (replaced by February 1, 2004) for Interstate 65 north and the full-cloverleaf interchange of Government Boulevard east. Reconstructed between 2002-04, the Exit 1 interchange between I-65 and U.S. 90 was redesigned to eliminate weaving traffic concerns on the freeway above. The two Interstate 65 loop ramps to Government Boulevard were closed permanently on February 8, 2004 in this process. The same redesign occurred at Exits 3 with Airport Boulevard and 8 with U.S. 45 (St. Stephens Road). Photo taken 03/07/02. Second photo taken 02/28/02.
Reconfiguring of the interchange with Interstate 65 resulted in the addition of two new signalized intersections for U.S. 90. The traffic lights facilitate movements from Interstate 65 to U.S. 90 via consolidated ramps. Additional reconfiguring occurred in 2009 when the right-hand lane was restriped (now exit only) to allow for continuous movement for motorists utilizing the Interstate 65 northbound loop ramp. Rubber pylons segregate movements to the freeway from Government Boulevard east. Photo taken 02/07/06. Second photo taken 01/26/11.
Government Boulevard eastbound at Satchel Paige Drive. This two lane road travels between U.S. 90 and Halls Mill Road (Mobile County 28). Along it is Hank Aaron Stadium, home to the Double A Mobile Baybears of the Southern League. Photo taken 11/13/03.
U.S. 90 eastbound between Satchel Paige Drive and McVay Drive. From Interstate 65 eastward, U.S. 90 includes a pair of two lane frontage roads. These service roads are home to all of the development along the boulevard. Photo taken 02/06/09.
The intersection of Government Boulevard with Pleasant Valley Road. Pleasant Valley Road is a secondary arterial between Cottage Hill Road (Mobile County 40) near the Mall area and Halls Mill Road to the east. Photo taken 11/13/03.
The final intersection of consequence before U.S. 90 sheds the frontage road system. Pictured here is the signalized intersection with Howell Avenue. The signals are orientated in a split phase configuration, meaning that one direction of Howell Avenue at a time sees a green light. Photo taken 11/13/03.
Government Boulevard eastbound at the intersection with Pinehill Drive. This location is where Government Boulevard becomes Government Street. The grassy median is replaced with a continuous center turn lane through to the Bankhead Tunnel downtown. Photo taken 11/13/03.
Approaching the northern terminus of Alabama 163. The state highway follows Dauphin Island Parkway (DIP) southward to Interstate 10, South Mobile, and Alabama 193. The highway is part of the greater routing to Dauphin Island on the Gulf of Mexico. Photo taken 11/13/03.
U.S. 90/Government Street eastbound at the confluence of Holcombe Avenue (original U.S. 90), the Norfolk-Southern Railroad, and the northern terminus of Alabama 163/Dauphin Island Parkway. Holcombe Avenue represents the original alignment of U.S. 90 through southwest Mobile. The highway becomes Halls Mill Road to the south and continues out of the city to Old Pascagoula Road. Photo taken 11/13/03.
Alabama 163 southbound begins to the right. To the left is the final block of the Dauphin Island Parkway and its counterpart southbound only Williams Street. The two streets connect U.S. 90 with Airport Boulevard to the north. Photo taken 11/13/03.
U.S. 90 eastbound reassurance shield posted after the northern terminal intersection of Alabama 163. Government Street becomes tree lined from this point eastward through downtown. Photo taken 11/13/03.
Approaching the intersection with Houston Street on U.S. 90 eastbound. Houston Street is a secondary arterial between Halls Mill Road and Dauphin Street. Photo taken 11/17/03.
The south end of Catherine Street and north end of Tuttle Avenue occur within a short span along Government Street. Catherine Street is a secondary through route between U.S. 90 and Dauphin Street, U.S. 98, and U.S. 45 to the north. Tuttle Avenue represents a residential street leading south to Virginia and Dublin Streets. Photo taken 04/24/09.
Two blocks to the east of the Catherine & Tuttle Street traffic lights is the south end of Lafayette Street. Like its companion to the west, Lafayette and Catherine Street travel northward to U.S. 45 and Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard. Both streets see signalized intersections at Dauphin Street, Old Shell Road, Spring Hill Avenue (U.S. 98), St. Stephens Road (U.S. 45) and Congress Street. Photo taken 04/24/09.
U.S. 90 reassurance shield posted between Lafayette and Stocking Streets. Photo taken 04/24/09.
Three blocks in a row receive signals along Government Street. They are Bradford Avenue, Michigan Avenue, and Ann Street. Michigan Avenue is a primary arterial between U.S. 90 and the Exit 24 interchange of Interstate 10. Ann Street is a secondary arterial between south Mobile and U.S. 98. Bradford Avenue travels just three blocks north to Azalea Street. Photos taken 04/24/09.
Continuing east along the canopied section of U.S. 90 (Government Street) beyond Ann Street toward downtown Mobile. Photo taken 04/24/09.
George Street leads south from U.S. 90 (Government Street) to Selma Street near the Oakleigh Period House Museum. Photos taken 04/24/09.
The first sign of the approaching turn of U.S. 90 eastbound from Government Street onto Broad Street is this junction U.S. 98 Truck assembly posted after Charles Street. This intersection had marked the beginning of Truck U.S. 90, but since U.S. 90 overtook that bannered route, only Truck U.S. 98 remains. Truck U.S. 98 officially should not begin until three blocks north on Broad Street at the U.S. 98 westbound split with U.S. 98 eastbound. Photo taken 04/24/09.
Approaching the overlap with U.S. 98 at Broad Street on U.S. 90 east. The forthcoming intersection represents the historic terminus of U.S. 31, 43, 45 and U.S. 90 Alternate. The reflectorized signage was installed by Winter 2002 when U.S. 43 was truncated northward to Prichard and to reflect the U.S. 90 relocation in 1999. It should be mentioned that during the Mardi Gras parade season, this intersection becomes part of the downtown Government Street to Broad Street parade route. During that time, crowds line both streets by the thousands. Photo taken 04/24/09.
Hazardous Materials overhead signs direct truck traffic onto U.S. 90 & 98 Truck east to the Cochrane-Africatown Bridge to bypass the U.S. 98 Bankhead Tunnel. Photo taken 04/24/09.
Obscured as the previous sets of overheads were, U.S. 90 eastbound nears the loop onto Broad Street. There are no left-hand turns permitted from Government Street eastbound onto Broad Street northbound. Therefore the mainline of U.S. 90 eastbound continues straight one block to Jefferson Street. Interests to U.S. 98 west and U.S. 45 north must do the same. Photo taken 04/24/09.
Continuing through the Broad Street intersection to Jefferson Street on U.S. 90 & 98 east. U.S. 90 eastbound traffic turns onto Jefferson Street southbound as part of its loop to Broad Street north. U.S. 98 eastbound meanwhile continues into the Mobile central business district on Government Street to the Bankhead Tunnel. Note the original button copy sign on the left-hand side. Photo taken 10/31/03. Second photo taken 04/24/09.
Jefferson Street southbound at Church Street. U.S. 90 and Broad Street interests are instructed now to turn right onto Church Street west. This one block configuration represents the movements of a cloverleaf ramp. Photo taken 11/03/03.
Church Street westbound at Broad Street. U.S. 90 east finally enters Broad Street northbound. U.S. 98 westbound enters Broad Street one block to the north via Government Street westbound. Truck U.S. 98 is mentioned for hazardous materials based transport. Photo taken 11/03/03.
U.S. 90 East & U.S. 98 West - Broad Street
Now on Broad Street northbound, U.S. 90 eastbound and U.S. 98 westbound merge. One half block to the north, the paired route see this overhead for the upcoming ending of their brief Broad Street overlap. These signs were installed by November 2001 to reflect the relocation of U.S. 90 northward and the truncation of U.S. 43. Photo taken 04/24/09.
Dauphin Street flows east from U.S. 90 east & 98 (Broad Street) west into downtown Mobile. Dauphin Street enters the central business district in what is known as the Lower Dauphin Entertainment District (LoDa). Photo taken 04/24/09.
Long since replaced Junction U.S. 43 and 45 shields that were posted on northbound Broad Street (U.S. 90 east & U.S. 98 west). At the time of the photograph, this was also U.S. 43 north, so this particular shield assembly was wrong with regards to both U.S. 43 and 45. Note the six lane concrete roadway for Broad Street. The bot dots in this photograph were also removed as of fall of 2001. Photo taken 10/26/99.
U.S. 45 was truncated back to Spring Hill Avenue at Saint Stephens Road (about a mile west of this location) for quite some time. The junction U.S. 45 shield survived here until Spring 2002, but also was removed. The northern terminus of U.S. 45 has remained the same however, being located in Ontonagon, Michigan. Photo taken 10/26/99.
Close-up of the button copy guide signs in the background of the above two photographs. Note that the signage displayed U.S. 45 as if it began at the upcoming intersection with Spring Hill Avenue. This may have been an interim terminus before the highway was pushed back to the Saint Stephens Road intersection with U.S. 98. As with all other Broad Street signage, this grouping was also replaced by November 2001 (see below photograph). Photo taken 10/26/99.
Northbound Broad Street photograph of the replaced signage in the above photograph. Note the that U.S. 45 issue is amended. Broad Street, although fairly commercial in nature, is still flanked by a few homes (such as the one on the left). The traffic light in the background governs movements of Spring Hill Avenue east ahead of its split with St. Louis Street. Photo taken 04/24/09.
U.S. 98 westbound departs Broad Street via Saint Anthony Street one block before transitioning onto Spring Hill Avenue. U.S. 90 continues along Broad Street northbound with Truck U.S. 98 in tow. The southern terminus of U.S. 45 is approximately one half mile to the west via Spring Hill Avenue. To the right is the Mobile County Health Department. Photo taken 04/24/09.
A look at the original button copy overheads situated at the intersection of Broad Street northbound with Saint Anthony Street westbound. This intersection did represent the beginning of independent U.S. 43 as it left the five-block overlap with U.S. 98. U.S. 43 now begins four miles to the north at Prichard. Photo taken 10/26/99.
U.S. 90 & Truck U.S. 98 East - Beauregard Street
U.S. 90 & Truck U.S. 98 eastbound transition from Broad to Beauregard Street at the intersection with Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior Avenue. Posted here were shields for U.S. 43 north & U.S. 90 Truck-98 Truck representing the former overlap between the three highways. U.S. 90 replaced U.S. 90 Truck officially in 1999, but shields were grand fathered in through 2002. U.S. 43 saw truncation from central Mobile to Prichard by 2003. Photo taken 12/07/01.
One month after the above photo was taken, the U.S. 43 shield had been removed, but the Truck U.S. 90 still posted. Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Avenue comprises a north-south thoroughfare that connects downtown Mobile with Prichard and U.S. 45 to the northwest. Photo taken 01/08/02.
Traffic lights at Martin Luther King Jr., Avenue were switched from a vertical to horizontal orientation by 2005. Additionally the shields for U.S. 90 & 98 Truck were replaced to show the current overlap. This intersection lies northeast of the main campus for Bishop State Community College. Photo taken 07/16/07.
Lawrence Street crosses U.S. 90 & 98 Truck (Beauregard Street) at this traffic light northwest of Calloway-Smith Middle School. Lawrence Street travels north from the Mobile Civic Center at Canal Street into a public housing area north of Beauregard Street. Photo taken 11/25/08.
Beauregard Street continues east to the intersection with Water Street and the northbound beginning of Interstate 165. Trucks carrying hazardous cargo are directed in separate directions; eastbound drivers should continue along U.S. 90 & 98 Truck across the Cochrane Bridge. Westbound drivers should follow Water Street south to the directional stack interchange south of downtown. Photo taken 07/16/07.
The Mobile Register building rises along the south side of Beauregard Street. The GM&O Transportation Center appears to the northeast of Water Street in the distance. U.S. 90 & 98 Truck turn northward and follow Interstate 165 through to Exit 2. Originally the truck route joined U.S. 43 along Telegraph Road, but the removal of the Viaduct Bridge resulted in the relocation of U.S. 98 Truck onto the freeway. Photo taken 07/16/07.
U.S. 90 & 98 Truck east at Water Street. Interstate 165 begins and travels 4.90 miles northward to Interstate 65 in Prichard. The freeway opened to traffic October 28, 1994. Water Street south constitutes a six-lane divided highway through to the Exit 26B interchange with Interstate 10 at the George Wallace Tunnel. The arterial was originally intended to be a part of unconstructed Interstate 210. Photo taken 07/16/07.
Beauregard Street continues east from U.S. 90 and Water Street to the Robert M. Hope Overpass over the CSX Railroad directly into the Alabama State Docks. Drivers however are not required to enter the state docks as connections exist with Royal Street south and Delchamps Road as well. Photo taken 11/25/08.
U.S. 90 East & Interstate 165 north
U.S. 90 merges with Interstate 165 north at the split with Conception Street Road. Photo taken 07/17/07.
Diagrammatical overhead posted along Interstate 165 north & U.S. 90 east one mile south of their split at Exit 2. Photo taken 07/17/07.
U.S. 90 leaves the Interstate 165 viaduct for Bay Bridge Road east. Interstate 165 continues northwest to Price Avenue, Whistler Street, and junction Interstate 65 within the city of Prichard. Photo taken 09/26/08.
Bay Bridge Road carries U.S. 90 & 98 Truck east from Interstate 165 to the Plateau and Magazine sections of north Mobile. The road ends to the west at South Craft Highway and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive south of downtown Prichard. Photo taken 07/17/07.
U.S. 90 & U.S. 98 Truck East - Bay Bridge Road & Cochrane-Africatown Bridge
The first of three (originally four) sets of traffic lights along U.S. 90 & 98 Truck (Bay Bridge Road) east is located at Grover Avenue. Grover Avenue leads north from Buffs Street to old Bay Bridge Road and Meaher Avenue (former Alabama 194). Photo taken 11/21/08.
Next in line for Bay Bridge Road east is the traffic light with the connector to U.S. 43 north and Telegraph Road. Telegraph Road passes under U.S. 90 & 98 Truck en route to the Alabama State Docks. U.S. 43 begins and travels north to Chickasaw, Saraland and Satsuma. Photo taken 07/17/07.
Sign assembly posted at the intersection of Bay Bridge Road eastbound with the access road to U.S. 43. An end shield for U.S. 43 resides at the U.S. 90 & 98 Truck bridge over Telegraph Road. The highway used to continue to downtown Mobile until 2001 when the Viaduct Bridge by the State Docks was removed. The four lane highway now is unnumbered highway and carries light traffic. Photo taken 10/25/03. Second photo taken 07/17/07.
Continuing east along Bay Bridge Road across Telegraph Road. Towers of the Cochrane-Africatown Bridge rise above the bridge hump. Photo taken 07/16/07.
Drivers lower from the Telegraph Road bridge into what was a signalized intersection (signals were removed in 2010) with Bay Bridge Road Cutoff south and Green Street north. Bay Bridge Road Cutoff connects U.S. 90 & 98 Truck with former U.S. 43 leading south; Green Street spurs north into the Plateau community. Historically Bay Bridge Road Cutoff was a part of U.S. 43 and 90. Photo taken 07/16/07.
Paper Mill Road Extension connects U.S. 90 & 98 Truck (Bay Bridge Road) with Paper Mill Road leading north from the Cochrane-Africatown Bridge to Summerville in Prichard. The north-south road serves industrial areas of the Magazine community lining the Chickasaw Creek and Mobile River and represents a historical alignment of U.S. 43. Photo taken 11/22/08. Second photo taken 06/02/10.
U.S. 90 & 98 Truck rise along the 1991-completed Cochrane-Africatown Bridge across the Mobile River. This cable-stayed bridge carries four overall lanes with full right-hand shoulders. Speed limits are set at just 45 mph however. Photo taken 11/21/08.
Two "H" shaped piers rise above the Mobile River shipping channel south of the Chickasaw Creek and north of Magazine Point. The Cochrane-Africatown Bridge rises 140 feet above the river and travels 7,291 feet in length.1 Photo taken 11/26/06. Second photo taken 07/16/07. Third photo taken 11/26/06. Fourth photo taken 07/16/07.
Live traffic from ALDOT.
U.S. 90 & 98 Truck eastbound descend from the Cochrane-Africatown Bridge onto Blakeley Island and the Cochrane Causeway. The land to the northeast of the bridge on Blakeley Island is vastly untouched as the terrain lies barely above sea level. Portions of the marsh are used for tailings ponds. Photos taken 07/16/07.
Looking southward from the Cochrane-Africatown Bridge at the Mobile River. The Alabama State Docks and Mobile skyline line the river leading south toward Pinto Island. A CSX railroad straddles the western banks of the Mobile River through to south Mobile as well. Photo taken 02/11/09. Second photo taken 11/21/08.
U.S. 90 & 98 Truck touch down and travel south parallel to the Mobile River to Exit 27 of Interstate 10. A Detour I-10 shield follows the access road to the Blakeley Terminal of the State Docks. Photo taken 07/16/07.
U.S. 98 emerges from the Bankhead Tunnel to rejoin U.S. 90 eastbound along Battleship Causeway. Bankhead Tunnel directly connects Cochrane Causeway with Government Street and the Mobile central business district. Photo taken 07/16/07.
U.S. 90 eastbound at the U.S. 98 entrance into the east portal of the Bankhead Tunnel. This intersection represents the terminus of Truck U.S. 98 and the beginning of Battleship Parkway across Mobile Bay. The hazardous materials restriction sign for the Bankhead Tunnel pictured here came into existence during early 2003. Photo taken 07/16/07.
A traffic light governs the movements of traffic exiting Interstate 10 west to the Bankhead Tunnel and Battleship Parkway. U.S. 98 west through the Bankhead Tunnel originally carried U.S. 31 at one point and before that was designated U.S. 90 Alternate when the river crossing was tolled. Photo taken 07/16/07.
U.S. 90 & 98 East - Battleship Parkway
Travelers originating from the Cochrane-Africatown Bridge on U.S. 90 & 98 Truck (Cochrane Causeway) must continue three miles to the Exit 30 diamond interchange to access Interstate 10 to the Eastern Shore of Baldwin County. A westbound on-ramp provides access from the nearby industrial interests to Interstate 10 west. Photo taken 07/16/07.
U.S. 90 eastbound begins its eight mile overlap with U.S. 98 across Mobile Bay. The ramp to Interstate 10 eastbound departs from the Bankhead Tunnel and U.S. 98 to the right. This ramp used to also be available to U.S. 90 eastbound motorists, but not longer is. A truck fire caused significant damage to the eastbound on-ramp bridge in 2000 (note the difference in the guard rail on the bridge). When repairs to this ramp were completed, the slip ramp to the Interstate 10 east ramp from U.S. 90 east was closed. Photo taken 06/02/10.
After the Interstate 10 eastbound Exit 27 ramp merges onto Battleship Parkway eastbound, motorists see this set of reassurance shields. The Interstate 10 Detour shield relates to the hazardous materials route signed in 1999 across the Cochrane Bridge and Truck U.S. 98. Photo taken 07/16/07.
New mast-arm traffic light assemblies were added to the intersection of U.S. 90 & 98 at Addsco Road in 2010. A new shipbuilding plant opened along Addsco Road during this time period. Photo taken 05/27/10.
Live traffic from ALDOT.
USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park lies on the east end of Blakeley Island. The park is also home to the Vietnam and Korean Veterans Memorial. Photo taken 07/16/07.
U.S. 90 & 98 (Battleship Parkway) span the Tensaw River and enter Baldwin County. The eastbound bridge was opened in 1998; the westbound span has been in service since 1965. Photo taken 07/16/07.



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