Urban connector highlights city’s historic roots
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DETAILS

LocationHouston, Texas United States
ClientAECOM
Size1,300 linear feet

This effort in Downtown Houston extends the Buffalo Bayou trail system eastward with the Smith to Travis Trail, connecting two historically significant sites: Sesquicentennial Park and Allen’s Landing, where the city was founded. It is a technically challenging segment located twenty feet below street level that traverses under multiple roadway bridges crossing the bayou. The 1,300-foot-long trail is supported by helical piles along its route, and over 580 linear feet was designed as a concrete deck with a structural steel support attaching to existing bridge columns and historical bridge abutments. The trail features the signature Buffalo Bayou light fixtures as a means of unifying the Buffalo Bayou trail system.

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