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Buffalo Bayou Hike & Bike Trail - Buffalo Bayou Bascule Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #235269

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The counterweight was removed and placed nearby prior to contruction of the overpasses. The bridge itself will be part of the hike and bike trail system.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bascule pony truss bridge over Buffalo Bayou on Buffalo Bayou Hike & Bike Trail
Location
Houston, Harris County, Texas
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1912
Builders
- A.F. Robinson of Chicago, Illinois (Consulting Engineer)
- American Construction Co. of Chicago, Illinois/Dallas, Texas/Houston, Texas (Erection)
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Design)
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Fabrication)
Railroad
- Houston Belt & Terminal Railway (HBT)
Design
Bascule Warren pony truss with all verticals
Also called
HB&T - Buffalo Bayou Bascule Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.76653, -95.34687   (decimal degrees)
29°45'59" N, 95°20'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/273089/3295223 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Settegast
Inventory number
BH 52634 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 25, 2021: Updated by Luke: Added trail name
  • August 14, 2021: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 21, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Changed from a through to a pony truss.
  • November 20, 2019: Updated by Luke: Noted convsersion to pedestrian use + added picture from Patrick Feller.
  • October 26, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 4, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • April 17, 2014: Photo imported by Patrick Feller
  • March 27, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • July 14, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • July 13, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • June 8, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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Comments 

HB&T - Buffalo Bayou Bascule Bridge
Posted November 8, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Great pics Anthony, thanks! Cool location! Someone should fire it up - it would probably make a fantastic sound when it hit the bridge above it :^)

Regards,

Art S.

HB&T - Buffalo Bayou Bascule Bridge
Posted November 8, 2021, by Anthony Perry (pezzausa [at] gmail [dot] com)

Lovely bridge on hike and bike trail