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US90 San Jacinto River Bridge

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker through truss bridge over San Jacinto River on US 90
Location
Barrett, Harris County, Texas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1931; Replaced 1977
Design
Parker through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.87623, -95.09465   (decimal degrees)
29°52'34" N, 95°05'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/297702/3306912 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Crosby
Inventory number
BH 66042 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Barrett, Texas (1)
Built 1931 (872)
Built during 1930s (11,263)
Harris County, Texas (127)
Lost (22,392)
Lost 1977 (59)
Lost during 1970s (622)
Parker through truss (1,242)
Parker truss (1,611)
Replaced by new bridge (14,956)
San Jacinto River (9)
Texas (2,366)
Through truss (14,081)
Truss (31,269)
US 90 (62)

Update Log 

  • April 15, 2015: Photo imported by Patrick Feller

Comments 

US90 San Jacinto River Bridge
Posted September 8, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thomas, I found an article from 1963 mentioning the abandoned barge. A young man drowned trying to swim to it. I could not find anything on the origin of the abandoned barge.

US90 San Jacinto River Bridge
Posted September 8, 2019, by Thomas DowdyTh (tgdow1225 [at] gmail [dot] com)

There used to be a partially sunken barge in the river near the bridge for years. I was a child at the time and I would see the barge in the river whenever my family and I would cross the bridge on the way to visit relatives nearby. The image has haunted me all these years and I really want to know the story behind it. Apparently it has been removed since then.