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UP - Cedar Bayou Lift Bridge


Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #235261


Street View 


Cedar Bayou Lift Bridge For Sale

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Created by the Historic Bridge Foundation; osted by Luke



Warren through truss bridge over Cedar Bayou on Union Pacific Railroad
Baytown, Harris County, Texas, and Chambers County, Texas
Built 1966
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia (Superstructure fabrication in 1912) [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
- Waddell & Harrington of Kansas City, Missouri (Superstructure design in 1912)
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Warren through truss
Also called
MoPac - Cedar Bayou Lift Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.71681, -94.94546   (decimal degrees)
29°43'01" N, 94°56'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/311815/3288990 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Morgans Point
Inventory number
BH 52921 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 12, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 10, 2018: Document added by Luke
  • April 22, 2014: Photo imported by Patrick Feller
  • August 28, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 26, 2012: New Street View added by Jared Mixson
  • July 16, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • July 14, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

Related Bridges 


UP - Cedar Bayou Lift Bridge
Posted November 16, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Reports indicate TXDOT began removing this bridge this weekend.

UP - Cedar Bayou Lift Bridge
Posted November 10, 2018, by Steve Sivek (ssivek [at] comcast [dot] net)

This vertical lift bridge was moved & put in place over Cedar Bayou in 1967. It was built by Virginia Bridge & Iron Company in 1912 over the St. Francis River at Cody, Lee County, Arkansas. I have searched extensively to find pictures of the bridge at its original location in Arkansas but find none. Looking for help with my search. Thanks! Attached is of the builders plaque and where the plaque is located.

UP - Cedar Bayou Lift Bridge
Posted September 11, 2015, by Luke

According to http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/6606310/ it was built in 1966, and was relocated from Arkansas.

UP - Cedar Bayou Lift Bridge
Posted September 11, 2015, by Danny Rains (drains [at] bbiius [dot] com)

Does any one know when and who built the bridge