Work your way across the state with our reader pics
By Grace Fultz
Buddy Park, Pedernales EC: Bluebonnets along a rail line in Llano County.
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.
This article appeared in the December 2021 issue
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