Reader Jeromy Murphy sends a couple pics of a temporary ford of Buffalo Bayou seen last week near the site of the Police Officers Memorial off Memorial Dr. just west of Downtown. Planned nearby: a new permanent pedestrian bridge that will make the memorial accessible to soulmates hanging about in Glenwood Cemetery to the north. The bridge will also open the memorial to visits from bikers on the recently updated trail on the bayou’s north side.
This map shows the plan:
It also indicates the purpose of the temporary land bridge: for trucks hauling excavated silt as part of the Harris County Flood Control District’s Buffalo Bayou reconstruction project.
Work on restoring the bayou’s conveyance capacity, stabilizing the banks, repairing erosion, removing invasive plants, and even adding a few trees will continue west to Shepherd Dr., through 2014.
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Photos: Jeromy Murphy. Map: Buffalo Bayou Partnership