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Sabine Street Bridge


Sabine St. bridge

Photo taken by Robert Thompson in May 2011

BH Photo #200980


Street Views 


Concrete tee beam bridge over Buffalo Bayou on Sabine Street
Harris County, Texas
Open to traffic
Built 1924
Concrete tee beam
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 240.2 ft.
Deck width: 40.4 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 28, 2007
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.76134, -95.37539   (decimal degrees)
29°45'41" N, 95°22'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/270319/3294704 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Houston Heights
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 07001023 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
TXNBI 121020B56401669 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 50784 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 72.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Beam (15,934)
Buffalo Bayou (18)
Built 1924 (749)
Built during 1920s (9,996)
Concrete tee beam (3,189)
Continuous (2,510)
Harris County, Texas (128)
Have street view (27,132)
NR-listed (2,964)
Open (40,015)
Owned by city (5,554)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,739)
Texas (2,485)
Total length 175-250 feet (4,296)

Update Log 

  • June 8, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • May 9, 2012: Updated by Robert Thompson: Updated with corrections from those who know.
  • May 8, 2012: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • January 4, 2012: Added by Jason Straub
  • June 12, 2011: Added by Robert Thompson


Sabine St. Bridge
Posted May 11, 2012, by Patrick Feller (patrick [at] accentoneclectic [dot] com)

A few older photographs here ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nakrnsm/sets/72157629686381426/... ), some of which show that the Sabine Street Bridge, built in 1924 and on the National Register of Historic Places, is not of riveted deck girder design but is concrete t-beam, as indicated here ( http://bridgehunter.com/tx/harris/bh50784/ )

Sabine St. Bridge
Posted May 9, 2012, by Robert Thompson

Mea Culpa.

These pictures were taken last May, between meetings at a Mass Properties Engineering conference. I had just three hours available, so hopped a bus from the Suburbs, hoofed a couple of miles in the downtown area, and caught the bus back out to the hotel. I tried to reconstruct the route of my whirlwind tour as best I could, but obviously got turned around a bit.

So thanks again for your corrections, which have been incorporated.

Hogan St. Bridge
Posted May 8, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I agree, these photos are in the wrong place. These photos appear to be of the Sabine Street Bridge: http://www.bridgehunter.com/tx/harris/bh50784/ which is actually a t-beam.

Hogan St. Bridge
Posted May 8, 2012, by Patrick Feller (patrick [at] accentoneclectic [dot] com)

I have some concerns about this listing:

The May, 2011 photos appear to be of the Sabine Street Bridge over Buffalo Bayou.

The mapped location corresponds to the existing Hogan Street bridge over White Oak Bayou, http://www.flickr.com/photos/nakrnsm/7161689288/in/photostre... . I've known and crossed over and under this bridge for years.

Houston doesn't have a "Buffalo Slough".

The existing steel girder bridge is more modern than that described in the "Design", but considerably older than the photos and listing. The railings don't have "urn-type pillars". The girders are welded, not riveted.