One of the fun things about Austin is the fact that several major attractions have multiple names. One of the best examples is the body of water that the Congress Avenue Bridge spans. It's Town Lake. It's also the Colorado River (The Texas one, not the Grand Canyon one). It's also Lady Bird Lake. Another example of this is the Congress Avenue Bridge itself. In order to honor former Democratic Governor Ann Richards the folks in charge renamed it the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge. Ann was famous for her humor. It was at the 1988 Democratic National convention as Keynote speaker that she said, "Poor George, he can't help it — he was born with a silver foot in his mouth."
When one considers that Texas is now pretty solidly under Republican control, you have to wonder if the "good old boys" didn't get a huge chuckle when renaming the Bat Bridge for Ann.
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