New Southmore bridge over SH-288 to open this summer

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Crews expect to open the brand new Southmore bridge over SH-288, just over a year after it was torn down.

There will be two lanes running in each direction, along with a separate pedestrian bridge, which is expected to open this winter.

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The new bridge is expected to improve mobility around the Third Ward.

Also happening this summer, crews will open three lanes of I-610 at the SH-288 interchange.

Currently, only two lanes are open.

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