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HB&T - Preston Street Overpass

Photos 

Preston Street, looking east

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #284716

Map 

Description 

Now long abandoned and filled, this passage under the Houston Belt and Terminal Railway, just east of downtown was once one of the links between downtown and the East End and Harrisburg. The Harrisburg underpass long ago replaced its function.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete rigid frame bridge over Preston Street on HBT Railway/UP Railroad
Location
Houston, Harris County, Texas
Status
Abandoned and filled in
Railroads
- Houston Belt & Terminal Railway (HBT)
- Houston Electric Co. (HE)
- Streetcar
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Concrete rigid frame
Also called
Preston Street Underpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.75390, -95.34806   (decimal degrees)
29°45'14" N, 95°20'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/272945/3293825 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Settegast
Inventory number
BH 61185 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 17, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Galveston-Houston Electric Railway", "Interurban"
  • June 2, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Changed status to "filled in"
  • June 2, 2014: Added by Patrick Feller

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