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December 2021 Photo Contest

Focus on Texas: Bridges

Work your way across the state with our reader pics

On deck this month are bridges from readers spanning the Lone Star State. These tower over the others we received.

Richard Reeves, Jasper-Newton EC: Part of a Neches River bridge between Evadale and Silsbee. “I remember riding over it as a child.”

Jim Blake, Coleman County EC: The Waldrip Bridge at night.

Paige Killian, United Cooperative Services: The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge over the Trinity River in Dallas.

Web Extra: Angie Birmingham, Nueces EC: “Corpus Christi’s Harbor Bridge on an unusually calm night. Taken from North Beach.”

Web Extra: Katy Schumacher, Guadalupe Valley EC: “Adventurous support system.”

Web Extra: Ray Little, Karnes EC: “The Simmons Bridge is no longer in use, but I remember as a kid driving over it and it being the scariest thing.”

Web Extra: Leslie Scouras, Bluebonnet EC: “Suspension bridge at Apache Pass outside Rockdale.”

Web Extra: Alan Hays, Jackson EC: “New double corkscrew bridge at Sargent, Matagorda County. Barge boat captains have been heard calling it the Hot Wheels bridge.”

Web Extra: Teresa Hykel, HILCO EC: “Twin bridges at Lake Waco.”

Web Extra: Jennifer Tuggle, PenTex Energy: “Carpenter’s Bluff Bridge is right on the Texas-Oklahoma state line, over the Red River. There was a driving side and a walking side back in the day.”

Web Extra: Shubhada Kore, Pedernales EC: “Fall colors enhance the beauty of the iconic 360 Bridge in Austin.”

Web Extra: Michele Brower, Bluebonnet EC: “Colorado River Refuge once-secret gem.”

Web Extra: William Rhames, Pedernales EC: A truss bridge spanning the Russell Fork of the San Gabriel River in Burnet County.

Web Extra: Amber Simpson, Pedernales EC: The Pennybacker Bridge on Texas Loop 360 crosses the Colorado River in Austin.

Web Extra: Mike Prestigiacomo, Bartlett EC: Built in 1907, the Joppa Truss Bridge in Burnet County spans the north fork of the San Gabriel River. It was closed in 2000, when a parallel bridge was completed.