San Felipe Street Bridge reopens to drivers

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HOUSTON - There is now one less headache for drivers in the Galleria area.

On Thursday, the Harris County Flood Control District reopened all lanes of the the San Felipe Street bridge located at the railroad tracks just east of Mid Lane inside West Loop 610.

The bridge was closed on September 23 to all traffic while the 50-year-old bridge was demolished and replaced.

The Flood Control District said crews worked extended hours to expedite completion and minimize inconvenience.

The San Felipe bridge replacement was part of the Flood Control District's $13.2 million W129-00-00 Channel Enclosure Project, which rebuilt and enclosed a poorly functioning drainage channel. The City of Houston contributed funds to the project.

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