John F. Kennedy Memorial Causeway

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John F. Kennedy Memorial Causeway
Coordinates27°39′29″N 97°15′41″W / 27.658027°N 97.26127°W / 27.658027; -97.26127Coordinates: 27°39′29″N 97°15′41″W / 27.658027°N 97.26127°W / 27.658027; -97.26127
CarriesTexas Park Road 22
CrossesLaguna Madre
LocaleCorpus Christi, Texas
Official nameJohn F. Kennedy Memorial Causeway

The John F. Kennedy Memorial Causeway is a paved highway located in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Crossing the Laguna Madre and connecting North Padre Island with the Texas mainland. Construction began in February 1949 and it opened on June 17, 1950 Later renamed by area leaders in the 1960s, the 4.5 mile long raised roadway structure was originally called the North Padre Island Causeway. The current bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway was designed and built in the 1970s, and was the first post-tensioned concrete segmental bridge built in the United States.