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
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
2,970
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 report (as of November 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 59 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

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.