We were sad to say last year that the Yale Street Bridge would be closed until the end of 2017 or early 2018 for a necessary reconstruction after exhaustive restoration and preservation efforts. Chief Boulevardian Bill Baldwin also led the effort to preserve the original bridge bricks, in what started as a crowdfunding effort but led to the adaptive reuse of a majority of the bricks both at a dedicated section of the coming White Oak Bayou Greenway trail near Yale and at an art-centered mixed use project that will be coming soon to First Ward.
Needless to say, the historic bridge is near and dear to us.
Well, almost a year ahead of schedule, the Yale Street Bridge has re-opened for business!
This is not only about 10 months ahead of schedule, it’s about two weeks ahead of the estimated ahead-of-schedule completion announced in December.
So from this day forward, enjoy smooth and safe sailing down the brand new Yale Street Bridge, which even incorporates historic elements from the original bridge.
P.S. Be sure to look out for the announcement of the stretch of White Oak Bayou Greenway trail that will incorporate the historic YSB buffalo bricks! Here’s a sneak peak:
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- adaptive reuse
- houston highway construction
- White Oak Bayou
- yale bricks
- Yale Street
- Yale Street Bridge