Brays Bayou Pedestrian Bridge

Harris County, Texas

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Costello and 7gen Planning (7gen), a division of Costello, Inc., provided joint services for the Brays Bayou Hike and Bike Trail and 230’ pedestrian bridge project across a Brays Bayou drainage channel east of Stella Link Road.

7gen provided the initial 3-D modeling, conceptual design plans for presentation. 7gen also prepared the trail alignment, amenity locations and details, grading plans, landscape, and irrigation design.

Costello prepared the construction documentation for the structural engineering of the pedestrian bridge.

Services on the project included a concrete trail, pedestrian bridge and the appurtenances, amenities such as seating, signage, custom bridge railing, pedestrian pole lighting, landscape, and irrigation.

Relevant Project Services

  • Schematic modeling
  • Structural design
  • Hike and bike trail design
  • Parks planning
  • Landscape architecture
  • Public outreach/community involvement

Project Size and Cost

  • 3 acres
  • Estimated total 11.5 miles
  • Estimated construction cost 1.3M

Unique Project Attributes

  • Schematic 3-D modeling

Challenges Faced

  • Placement of bridge with new Atlas 14 criteria

Resolutions & Results

  • Aesthetically enhanced bridge and ramp design without major impacts to drainage and floodway


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