Rating:
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McKee Street Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #114989

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete girder bridge over Buffalo Bayou on McKee Street in Houston
Location
Harris County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1932
Builders
- Don Hall Constructors (Contractor)
- Joseph Gordon McKenzie (Designer)
Design
Concrete pony girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.1 ft.
Total length: 290.0 ft.
Deck width: 38.4 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 3, 2002
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.76619, -95.35211   (decimal degrees)
29°45'58" N, 95°21'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/272581/3295196 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Settegast
Inventory numbers
NRHP 02000729 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
TXNBI 121020B43593001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 36689 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 59.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
2,970

Update Log 

  • December 6, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added builders.
  • July 14, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • April 19, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • June 10, 2008: New photos from Historic American Engineering Record

Sources 

Comments 

McKee Street Bridge
Posted December 7, 2012, by Mike Boehne (mikebon088 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Yes, it's a continuous concrete girder. The "arches" over the piers work the same way as the haunches on a deck-type continuous bridge.

McKee Street Bridge
Posted December 7, 2012, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Does anyone have information as to whether the arches comprise part of the structure? It appears they might be functional.