The Gulf Coast Rail District, in partnership with the City of Houston and the Texas Department of Transportation, built a bridge for walkers and cyclists to safely cross the railroad tracks at Bringhurst Street in the Fifth Ward. Historically, the Bringhurst location had been a challenge for students walking to school. The bridge provides students and others walking in the neighborhood a safe route across the railroad tracks. Bringhurst and Hailey Street roadway crossings were closed because of the safety risk they pose.
The Gulf Coast Rail District secured a federal grant to construct the pedestrian bridge. The City of Houston funded the design and oversaw the construction. Construction began in mid-2014 and was completed by the end of 2016. The estimated construction cost was approximately $1.3 million.