Rating:
10 votes

HB&T - Buffalo Bayou Bascule Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

View this photo on Flickr

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 through truss bridge over Buffalo Bayou on Railroad
Location
Houston, Harris County, Texas
Status
Abandoned
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
Through truss
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 

  • 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

Sources