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UP - I10 Overpass

Photo 

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #242484

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Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over I10/US90/Katy Freeway on Railroad
Location
Houston, Harris County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Galveston, Harrisburg, & San Antonio Railroad (GH&SA)
- Houston & Texas Central Railway (H&TC)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Texas & New Orleans Railroad (TNO; T&NO)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Pony plate girder
Also called
UP - US90 Overpass
UP - Katy Freeway Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.77872, -95.44139   (decimal degrees)
29°46'43" N, 95°26'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/263976/3296764 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Houston Heights
Inventory number
BH 54378 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 18, 2017: Updated by Luke: Edited info per forum comment
  • November 9, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke

Comments 

KCS - I10 Overpass
Posted January 18, 2017, by Roger Mitchell (rmitche1958 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Um, this is not a KCS line (although they have trackage rights). The original line was the Houston and Texas Central, followed in 1917 by the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio railroad parallel to it. Those were both taken over by the Texas and New Orleans (a subsidiary of Southern Pacific) until it was merged into the SP. UP became the owner when they merged with SP.

So the correct owner is UP, along with the other bridges you have listed on the UP Houston Subdivision (Memorial Park, etc).

This also goes for your BH 54379 entry for the Katy Road bridge.

Roger