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San Jacinto Street Drawbridge

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San Jacinto Bridge

Bridge Removed

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #288690

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Description 

"It was only when the residents of the Fifth Ward twice threatened to secede from Houston was the order signed for construction of an iron drawbridge at the foot of San Jacinto Street."

- The Bridges of Buffalo Bayou by Linda C. Gorski and Louis F. Aulbach

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Buffalo Bayou on San Jacinto Street
Location
Houston, Harris County, Texas
Status
Replaced
History
Built 1881; Replaced by the current concrete arch bridge in 1914
Design
Pennsylvania through truss swing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.76319, -95.35752   (decimal degrees)
29°45'47" N, 95°21'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/272051/3294873 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 61774 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,182)
Buffalo Bayou (18)
Built 1881 (113)
Built during 1880s (1,645)
Harris County, Texas (128)
Houston, Texas (87)
Lost (18,697)
Lost 1914 (38)
Lost during 1910s (334)
Movable (2,705)
Navigable waterway (1,998)
Owned by city (4,491)
Pennsylvania truss (410)
Replaced by new bridge (12,393)
Swing (1,248)
Texas (2,235)
Through truss (12,900)
Truss (29,451)

Update Log 

  • July 22, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added build date from Concrete: 1914, Volume 5
  • July 22, 2014: Updated by Patrick Feller: Corrected name, waterway, location and roadway
  • July 19, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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