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UP - Memorial Park Bridge (Eastbound)

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Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #243617

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Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Memorial Drive on Railroad
Location
Houston, Harris County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Fabricator)
- H.E. Bovav Jr. (Consulting Engineer)
- Russ Mitchell, Inc. of Houston, Texas (Contractor)
Railroads
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 44.9 ft.
Total length: 105.0 ft.
Also called
UP - Memorial Drive Overpass (Eastbound)
SP - Memorial Park Bridge (Eastbound)
SP - Memorial Drive Overpass (Eastbound)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.76750, -95.44833   (decimal degrees)
29°46'03" N, 95°26'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/263278/3295534 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Houston Heights
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 121020B44185006 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 54381 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
19,330

Update Log 

  • November 26, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Updated entry
  • November 9, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke

Comments 

Memorial Drive Underpass
Posted November 26, 2012, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

This is the 1937 SP overpass over the eastbound lanes of Memorial Drive:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nakrnsm/8188796032/in/photostre...

The overpass for the same railroad line over the westbound lanes was built in 1960:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nakrnsm/8187597435/in/photostre...

There are more photos for both on flickr.