Railroad bridge over White Oak Bayou, Houston Bikeway Construction, north of Hogan Street, Houston, Texas 0420091318A – Houston Picture

Railroad bridge over White Oak Bayou,  Houston Bikeway Construction, north of Hogan Street, Houston, Texas 0420091318A

Someone (almost certainly more than one) is burning our bridges. Most of the trestle type railroad bridges on disused railroad right-of-way in Houston appear to have fire damage to some degree or another. I’ve seen this on bridges over both Buffalo and White Oak Bayous.

This is disturbing, of course, from a criminal and safety standpoint, but it also destroys some of Houston’s historic structures, something that Houston has had no trouble doing without arson. It is also disturbing because it is happening at a time when many of these structures are being incorporated or considered for incorporation in Houston’s system of hike and bike trails.

Image published by Patrick Feller on 2009-04-21 02:34:02 and used under Creative Commons license.

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