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Heights Bike Trail - MKT Bridge

Photos 

After conversion

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #283465

Map 

Description 

Railroad Trestle repurposed to Heights Bike Trail bridge

Facts 

Overview
Timber stringer bridge over White Oak Bayou on Heights Bike Trail
Location
Houston, Harris County, Texas
Status
Destroyed by fire
History
Partially destroyed by fire August 2020; Planned to be repaired 2021
Railroad
- Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT)
Design
True timber trestle
Also called
MKT - White Oak Bayou Trestle
Heights Bike Trail - White Oak Bayou Trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.77882, -95.38936   (decimal degrees)
29°46'44" N, 95°23'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/269008/3296670 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Houston Heights
Inventory number
BH 60947 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 26, 2021: Updated by Luke: Updated status per forum comment
  • May 12, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad", "Railroad"
  • May 12, 2014: Updated by Patrick Feller: Added category "MKT RR"

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Comments 

Heights Bike Trail - White Oak Bayou Trestle
Posted July 25, 2021, by Evan Burrus

This bridge had a fire a few years back and is closed to all traffic.