Sometime after this photo was taken at the start of the month, the missing rail on the rebuilt trestle bridge over White Oak Bayou was installed. But the rest of the rails are gone! A 5-mile segment of the MKT Trail through the Heights, named after the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad tracks that used to run along it, opened over the weekend. The trail starts at 26th St., runs down Nicholson to 7th St., east along 7th for a bit, down and across the bayou. It ends at Spring St. and I-45. When will it connect to Downtown, or new trails to the north?
Four other bike paths opened in 2009, making 15 new miles in all:
- Bikeway officially opens on Saturday [Houston Chronicle]
- Houston Bikeways Network Map (PDF) [PW&E]
- Previously on Swamplot: Coming Soon to the First Ward: Bikes from the Heights, Heights Hike and Bike Trail: Actual Construction Spotted