State Highway 29 Bridge at the Colorado River

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State Highway 29 Bridge at the Colorado River
State hwy 29 bridge inks.jpg
SH 29 Bridge at the Colorado River is located in Texas
SH 29 Bridge at the Colorado River
SH 29 Bridge at the Colorado River
Location SH 29 Burnet and Llano counties
Coordinates 30°44′53″N 98°56′54″W / 30.74806°N 98.94833°W / 30.74806; -98.94833Coordinates: 30°44′53″N 98°56′54″W / 30.74806°N 98.94833°W / 30.74806; -98.94833
Built 1937
Architect Austin Bridge Co
Governing body Local government
NRHP Reference # 96001116[1]
Added to NRHP October 10, 1996


State Highway 29 Bridge at the Colorado River is located in both Burnet and Llano counties in the U.S. state of Texas, between Buchanan Dam and Inks Lake . It is also known as Inks Lake Bridge, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places listings in both counties on October 10, 1996.[2] The 1,379.0 ft truss bridge was planned by the Texas Highway Department in 1929. Construction was completed by the Austin Bridge Company in 1937 at a cost of $188,000. United States Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes and Texas Highway Commissioner Robert Lee Bobbitt were featured speakers during the dedication ceremony.[3] A new four-lane vehicular bridge was built in 2005,[4] and the old SH 29 Bridge is currently open only to pedestrians.[5]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "TX 29 Colorado River Bridge". Bridgehunter.com. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bridge at the Colorado River, State Highway 29". Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ "NBI Structure Number:140270015005048". The National Bridge Inventory Database. Nationalbridges.com. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Inks Lake Bridge Over the Colorado". Texas Escapes – Blueprints For Travel, LLC. Retrieved July 26, 2013.