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HB&T - Buffalo Bayou Swing Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #232998

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Camelback through truss bridge over Buffalo Bayou on Railroad
Location
Houston, Harris County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Houston Belt & Terminal Railway (HBT)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Texas & Northern Railway (TN)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Camelback through truss (Pratt/Warren Hybrid)
Also called
T&N - Buffalo Bayou Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.74702, -95.29362   (decimal degrees)
29°44'49" N, 95°17'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/278196/3292956 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Park Place
Inventory number
BH 52628 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 3, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • July 14, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • June 8, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "Navigable waterway", "Texas & Northern Railway"

Sources 

Comments 

HB&T - Buffalo Bayou Swing Bridge
Posted April 1, 2021, by Douglas Butler

There is no way that Joseph Strauss design this swing bridge, he did had a plan to design some swing bridges but instead direct and rack non counterweight rope lift bridges.

HB&T - Buffalo Bayou Swing Bridge
Posted April 1, 2021, by Douglas Butler

John

You are kidding me right?

HB&T - Buffalo Bayou Swing Bridge
Posted April 1, 2021, by John Cuba Lewis (earthmann [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge designer: Joseph Strauss, chief engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge.