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Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, Austin

Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge - Austin, Texas
Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge
100 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701Map
+1 512 474 5171(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Bouldin Creek
Overview

Less than a century ago this bridge served as the gateway to Austin. Originally this was a wooden pedestrian bridge, on which travelers used to pay a toll of a nickel to cross the Colorado River — and an extra nickel for your horse! In 1902, the bridge was washed away in a flood and replaced with a new bridge designed to handle automobile traffic. Since that time, the bridge has maintained its status as a substantial through way for the people of Austin. One of the most amazing sights in Austin takes place every dusk from March to early November, when 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from their roosts under the bridge.

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