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MKT - Eureka Yard Trestle

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Trestle before demolition, looking east

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #283432

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Description 

A true trestle, but too damaged by fire for reuse in hike and bike trail system.

Facts 

Overview
Timber stringer bridge over White Oak Bayou on Union Pacific Railroad Company
Location
Houston, Harris County, Texas
Status
Removed and replaced 2014.
History
Had been abandoned and severely damaged by fire prior to 2009. In 2014 being replaced bHike & Bike Trail bridge
Railroads
- Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Timber stringer
Also called
MKT - White Oak Bayou Bridge
MKT Eureka Yard Trestle over White Oak Bayou
UP - White Oak Bayou Bridge
UP - Eureka Yard Trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.78334, -95.41360   (decimal degrees)
29°47'00" N, 95°24'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/266674/3297219 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Houston Heights
Inventory number
BH 60936 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 12, 2014: Updated by Patrick Feller: Added categories "Missouri, Kansas, Texas Railroad", "MKT RR", "White Oak Bayou", "White Oak Bayou Hike and Bike Trail"

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Comments 

MKT Eureka Yard Trestle
Posted June 12, 2015, by RJA (rjaspam [at] gmail [dot] com)

The new pedestrian (hike/bike) bridge opened officially a few months ago.