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GHSA - Brays Bayou Bridge

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GH&SA Brays Bayou Bridge

Towers and machinery removed

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #283032

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Facts 

Overview
Pony plate girder bridge over Brays Bayou on Galveston, Harrisburg, & San Antonio Railroad
Location
Houston, Harris County, Texas
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1915
Railroads
- Buffalo Bayou, Brazos, & Colorado Railway (BBB&C)
- Galveston, Harrisburg, & San Antonio Railroad (GH&SA)
Design
Deck plate girder
Also called
BBB&C - Brays Bayou Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.72747, -95.27831   (decimal degrees)
29°43'39" N, 95°16'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/279634/3290760 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Park Place
Inventory number
BH 60831 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 16, 2017: New photo from Dave King
  • May 5, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "uffalo Bayou, Brazos, & Colorado Railway "
  • May 5, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 3, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Navigable waterway", "Galveston, Harrisburg, & San Antonio Railroad", "Railroad"
  • May 3, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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Comments 

GH&SA - Brays Bayou Bridge
Posted May 5, 2014, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Exactly

GH&SA - Brays Bayou Bridge
Posted May 5, 2014, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

And the "Model Railroader" article which appears to be the source of the information on this bridge listing shows it well downstream from the bridge that this listing claims replaced it.

GH&SA - Brays Bayou Bridge
Posted May 5, 2014, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

But that November 1939 Houston Port Book doesn't give a specific location for the bridge through which the barge is passing in the photo.

GH&SA - Brays Bayou Bridge
Posted May 5, 2014, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Reverse image search brought up this:

"I copied this photo some 20 years ago from an old Port of Houston promotional magazine of 1939 found in the engineering library of Texas A&M University at College Station."

Source: http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/13/p/125984/1422905.aspx

GH&SA - Brays Bayou Bridge
Posted May 5, 2014, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

Since the second photo was clearly not taken by Mr Butler, what IS its source?