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Bevil Jarrel Memorial Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #235125

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Description 

This bridge is only one of three examples of the T22-200 standard bridge design surviving in Texas.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over San Jacinto River on US 59 Northbound Frontage Road in Houston
Location
Houston, Harris County, Texas
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1931, Converted to pedestrian use 2007.
Builders
- Houston Structural Steel Co. of Houston, Texas (Fabricator)
- Standard Construction Co. of Houston, Texas (Contractor)
Design
Riveted Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.1 ft.
Total length: 1,498.1 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.1 ft.
Also called
TX35 - San Jacinto River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.02742, -95.25782   (decimal degrees)
30°01'39" N, 95°15'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/282270/3323971 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Maedan
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 121020017706027 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33087 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/1999)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 49.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1998)
9,810

Update Log 

  • May 6, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builders, changed name, noted that the bridge is open to pedestrians
  • July 13, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added minor info
  • April 19, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated bridge type.

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Comments 

San Jacinto River Bridge
Posted March 28, 2011, by Chris Litherland (photolitherland [at] gmail [dot] com)

I remember when we first moved to the crappy suburb of Kingwood that we used to cross this bridge until it was closed around 2000 or so. It still stands and Harris County is buying up land along Spring Creek and is making the Spring Creek Greenway. If they ever finish buying the land, a new hike and bike trail is going to be built along the entire expanse which will be all the way from this bridge, to the Woodlands almost 40 miles away. This bridge will be the starting point for the trail and already has lights and a new ramp built up to it in anticipation of the trail being started. Im so glad they didnt tear down this wonderful bridge and was quite surprised someone had the foresight to preserve it.

San Jacinto River Bridge
Posted December 30, 2010, by Kerry Kirkley (kerry [at] doublekproductions [dot] com)

As a young boy, we traveled across this bridge many times as we made our way to Nacogdoches from Houston. I also remember traveling across the bridge on our way to fishing the San Jacinto River. We fished and camped at MaeDans.

I'm happy to see it being saved even during urban sprawl.

San Jacinto River Bridge
Posted October 4, 2008, by James gentner (jfgentner678 [at] aol [dot] com)

I saw this bridge last week traveling for work. It is still standing, and in use.

San Jacinto River Bridge
Posted February 5, 2008, by Dan Webb (danwebb2008 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Back in 1996, I wrote a letter to the Humble City Council and the Texas Department of Transportation to help save the bridge from being torn down to make room for the newly created Interstate 69. I am proud to see that this bridge still stands tall.