March 26, 2011
The Houston Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Memorial Heights Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #5 and the Buffalo Bayou Partnership will hold a Grand Opening Ceremony and Festival for the Rosemont Bridge On Saturday, March 26 at 11 a.m. on the north side of the Memorial Drive trail system near Montrose Blvd..
The Rosemont Bridge's ramps connect nearby neighborhoods and provide access to Buffalo Bayou's 200 acre park while creating a new tree-top view of Buffalo Bayou and Houston's downtown skyscrapers. The bridge will also give park users convenient access to Spotts Park, Cleveland Park and Memorial Drive by connecting recently completed hike and bike trails on the north side of Memorial Drive with existing Buffalo Bayou trails systems. Funding for the project was provided by the Memorial Heights Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #5 and is part of a Capital Improvement Project that includes the Old Sixth Ward trail connector, the Spotts Park Hydrology Project, and the Shepherd Underpass to Memorial trail connector.
For more information about the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, see www.houstontx.gov/parks.
March 13, 2010
The Houston Parks and Recreation Department broke ground on Saturday, March 13, 2010, for the construction of the Rosemont Bridge. When completed, the Rosemont Bridge will provide pedestrians, bicyclists and joggers with a safe route across Memorial Drive to Buffalo Bayou Park. The bridge will span Memorial Drive and Buffalo Bayou and connect the two sides of Buffalo Bayou Park, west of Eleanor Tinsley Park and east of the Studemont-Montrose Boulevard Bridge. The new bridge will also connect to a new trail being built along Memorial Drive. This trail will run from the Sabine Street Bridge to Spotts Park and will allow joggers a new alternative for outdoor exercise.
- Rosemont Bridge Installation Photo Gallery (.html)
- March 21, 2011 Press Release (.pdf)
- March 11, 2010 Press Release (.pdf)