Where is Bldg. 3? | Directions to Tech Bridge | Parking | How do I find rooms in Buildings 3 and 2?
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Where is the UH Technology Bridge and building number three?
The UH Technology Bridge – formerly known as the UH Energy Research Park complex (ERP) – is located a short driving distance off the central UH campus, with its main entrance and exit off I‑45 (near Telephone and Tellepsun).
UH Technology Bridge
5000 Gulf Freeway
Houston, Texas 77204
See UH Maps for additional location information. Please also be aware of some long-term on-going construction involving key highways around the UH campus area; see:
Houston TransStar Traffic; Houston TranStar Construction
[search for: IH‑45 GULF].
The UH shuttle service runs between campus and the Technology Bridge (UHTB/ERP). The primary campus pickup/dropoff points are near either the Student Center South or PGH. The primary UHTB/ERP/Remote Campus pickup/dropoff point is in front of Building 1, although the shuttle runs through or past the remote parking lots at Tech Bridge.
Currently there is only one shuttle bus running to and from Technology Bridge. It makes a clockwise circulator circuit around most of the central campus, including outlying student housing, then ranges around to Technology Bridge and back. One full circuit may take approximately 40 minutes to an hour. To view the actual route, and track the real-time location of the shuttle bus, please visit the UH Cougar Line web site.
There is a separate Sugar Land campus shuttle. Sugar Land campus travelers can transfer shuttles in front of the UH campus' Student Center South bldg. You must meet eligibility requirements and have a special sticker on your Cougar Card.
For the most current information about shuttle services, routes, and hours of operation please review the UH Parking and Transportation site's Cougar Line information.
Please Note: Until further notice, the UH shuttle no longer stops at Metro's Eastwood Transit Center. For a review of various transit options to reach campus, please see the Houston METRO information on the UH Parking and Transportation site.
Building 3 (aka UH Bldg. 403) is the first building on your right as you enter the main drive off of I‑45 (UH Entrance 23).
Caution: expect quickly merging and exiting traffic close to the entrance drive.
Illustration shows driving routes along the I-45 access roads, approaching UHTB heading either towards campus or coming from campus.
Directions from UH Campus to Technology Bridge
I-45 Northbound towards campus: Using Tellepsen exit, keep far right on the access road and do not go under the underpass. Proceed past Kolfahl St. to the intersection with Telepsen and from there U-turn under I-45 immediately back to the access road. Yield to southbound access road traffic, and turn right into the complex at UH entrance 23. (Green route in illustration.)
I-45 Southbound or coming from campus:
Via I-45 Southbound: Exit Cullen and proceed past Cullen intersection, staying on the I-45 access road. Proceed along access road until it goes under the railroad underpass, and prepare to immediately turn right into the complex at UH entrance 23. (Red route in illustration.)
Via Elgin: Traveling towards I-45 eastbound on Elgin, before going under I-45 and just past Gulfcrest, turn right onto the I-45 access road, immediately left-merging with southbound traffic. Do not take the freeway on-ramp. Bearing right, proceed along access road under the railroad underpass, and prepare to immediately turn right into the complex at UH entrance 23. (Red route in illustration.)
Via Spur 5: Traveling towards Elgin northbound on Spur 5, at Elgin intersection turn right and keep right, turning immediately right again just past Gulfcrest onto the I-45 access road. Immediately left-merge with southbound traffic, but do not take the freeway onramp; then bear right, proceeding along the access road under the railroad underpass. Prepare to immediately turn right into the complex at UH entrance 23. (Red route in illustration.)
Returning to Campus from Technology Bridge
Exit the complex to the I-45 southbound access road. Proceed to the Telephone Road intersection and make a U-turn. Either enter the I-45 freeway northbound and immediately exit Elgin, or stay on the northbound access road until you reach the Elgin intersection. Proceed through the intersection to continue on Elgin [towards Elgin Street Garage, GSB, UH Arts District, Cougar Field, etc.] or turn left onto Spur 5 [towards East Garage, University Gateway Garage, University Drive (Entrance 1), etc.].
See also: UH Maps.
Tech Bridge Parking
For any questions, and the most current policies and fees, please contact the UH Parking office and/or visit the Parking & Transportation site for more information before planning to park at Tech Bridge. Please also review the Tech Bridge-specific parking information on the UH Parking site, and the Tech Bridge Parking Map for Fall 2021.
For individuals not using the shuttle, UH Technology Bridge (UH Energy Research Park) Building 3 parking options typically include those lots available behind Building 3 (UH tags required where appropriate):
- visitor parking: public, metered [$]
- at front of the metered parking area, near bldg.3
- along the fist row of, and at the corner of, the covered parking; near bldg.9
- other areas - please see Tech Bridge Parking Map for Fall 2021 (color coded dots) (with symbols)
While the parking areas in front of Building 1 may be available (via UH Entrances 22 and 40), please be aware that there is security fencing which may mean that individuals who park close to Building 1 will need to traverse through the complex (through Building 1) to reach their destination. Building 1 parking may also be restricted to Technology Bridge permits.
How do I find rooms in Buildings 3 and 2?
Rooms shown in this illustration are on the second floor. Mid-way down the long main hallway of Building 3, near the vending machines, a skywalk/hallway leads over to Building 2. An elevator is available from inside Building 3's main, south entrance.
Did you know?
• The room numbering for Technology Bridge/ERP buildings two and three is somewhat unusual.
They were originally numbered as all one building. Not only that, they are numbered circumferentially.
Thus, room "one" is closest to the skywalk-side stairwell entrance for Bldg. 2, with room numbers increasing down that side of the hallway into the teens, then coming back up the other side of the hall into the 30s. Numbering then jumps the "skywalk" to continue in the 40s in the middle of Bldg. 3. The numbering pretty much continues circumferentially around Bldg. 3 from there, culminating in the highest room numbers back in the middle of building three - right across the hallway from the lowest numbers.
• In Building 4 [Conference & Research Building - ERP4 (404)] there is an Avenue C vending system.
Coffee. Food. Snacks. Beverages. [$, card, and/or set up an account]
• There are also vending machines with soft drinks and snacks located inside Bldg. 3 on both the 1st and 2nd floors (each location is near the middle of the building, close to where the walkway goes across to Bldg. 2).
See also other central campus dining options.
• There is a handicap-accessible, unisex single-stall restroom mid-way down the hallway on the first floor of Bldg. 2; and there is a privacy/lactation location in the women's restroom nearest the elevator on the second floor of Bldg. 3.
See also other locations on campus: single stall restrooms; lactation rooms.
For more information about the Technology Bridge (aka Energy Research Park) itself, visit the UH website's Technology Bridge and UH-ERP pages.