Less than a century ago this bridge served as the gateway to Austin. Originally this was a wooden pedestrian bridge, on which ... More
Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge
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.
Originally housing the first classes ever held by the University of Texas at Austin in 1894, the remains of Austin's
first state house is directly across from the current State Capitol Building . Once serving as a temporary capitol ...
The slogan states that “everything is bigger in Texas,” and if you look at its capitol, the phrase rings true.
Standing a stately 309 feet (94 meters) and modeled after the nation's Capitol in Washington D.C., the Texas State ...
See the beautiful sights of the Texas State Capital, Austin, like you've never seen them before by gliding on a
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