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McKee Street Bridge, Spanning Buffalo Bayou, Houston, Harris County, TX



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Location
Spanning Buffalo Bayou, Houston, TX

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER TX-80
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N533).
Significance: Spanning Buffalo Bayou in Houston Texas, the carnival-colored McKee Street Bridge is one of the few examples of a structure in which cantilever and anchor members form a true continuous girder. The bridge is also distinguished by cantilevered concrete sidewalks and steel picket and pipe railings, highlighted by a "ring" motif - a common decorative feature of the 1930s.

Subjects
Bridges
Bridge Construction


Related Names
Brooks, Pete, Field Team
Harms, Bruce A., Photographer
King, Dr. Joe, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
GENERAL VIEW OF McKEE STREET BRIDGE, NORTH APPROACH, LOOKING SOUTH.
GENERAL VIEW OF McKEE STREET BRIDGE, EAST SIDE, LOOKING NORTHWEST.
VIEW OF McKEE STREET BRIDGE, SKEWED SUBSTRUCTURE, REMNANTS OF WOOD FENDER SYSTEM AND PIERS, LOOKING NORTH.
VIEW OF McKEE STREET BRIDGE, SOUTH ABUTMENT, LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
DETAIL OF McKEE STREET BRIDGE, ROLLER BEARING DETAIL, LOOKING EAST.
DETAIL OF McKEE STREET BRIDGE, ENDPOST SHOWING BRICK PAVING, LOOKING WEST.
DETAIL OF McKEE STREET BRIDGE, BUILDER’S PLATE, LOOKING NORTH.
GENERAL VIEW OF McKEE STREET BRIDGE, EAST SIDE, LOOKING NORTHWEST.


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