Binz-Engleman bridge celebration

The City of San Antonio and the 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio will celebrate the completion of the Fort Sam Houston Drainage project.

District 2 City Councilwoman Ivy R. Taylor; Brig. Gen. Theresa Carter, Commander of the 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio; City of San Antonio staff; and military personnel will participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, on Binz-Engleman Road on the east side of Salado Creek. The site is accessible via Interstate 35 without the need to enter Fort Sam Houston (map top right).

The 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio includes Randolph and Lackland Air Force bases, Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis.

City Council awarded a construction contract for $2.9 million to Rozco Contracting Inc. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. was the design consultant. Of the total, $2.7 million was funded by the City’s 2007-2012 Bond Program and $250,151 was paid by San Antonio Water System.

This project realigned Binz-Engleman and constructed a 600-foot span bridge over Salado Creek to handle a 100-year flood event. Binz-Engleman, which is a critical access point to Fort Sam Houston, previously was two lanes with a low water crossing over Salado Creek.

The new bridge and associated roadway approaches veer away from the old Binz-Engleman roadway in order to align with the new Fort Sam Houston road network made necessary due to all the recent Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) building construction. This bridge will become the property of the Air Force.

Information from press release.