The latest pedestrian bridge to span Buffalo Bayou was craned into place this past Thursday. The 345-ft. bridge almost hooks up with the skinnier chain-linked one that spans Memorial Dr. from
Jackson Jackson Hill St. on the north. The Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s master plan shows that this bridge will serve the so-called Lost Lake — a space for which is being cleared of all kinds of vegetation just west of this site. You could say that the bridge might also encourage Rosie Ruiz-inspired joggers to take a shortcut and avoid going the extra mile around the Shepherd Dr. bridge-under-a-bridge just a bit farther west.
This view looks south toward the Royalton condo tower on Allen Pkwy. The aforementioned master plan appears to call for one more pedestrian bridge to be installed — near the Police Officers’ Memorial, just west of Sawyer St.
- Previously on Swamplot: Fighting the Invaders of Buffalo Bayou, The Next New Bridge Going over the Bayou, That New Bridge Going in Under the Bridge Over the Bayou, More Pedestrian Bridges and Other Twists and Turns in the Plans for Buffalo Bayou Park
Photos: Buffalo Bayou Partnership