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Faust Street Bridge

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Faust Street Bridge

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texasgirl75 wrote a review Oct 2020
Huntsville, Texas245 contributions101 helpful votes
Do yourself a favor and walk this bridge. Just sit and listen to the river, and if you are lucky, watch the train go by on the near railroad tracks.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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1234texas wrote a review Oct 2020
Dripping Springs, Texas1,624 contributions2,379 helpful votes
These old truss bridges were critical in creating an economically attractive way to traverse the rivers and streams of early Texas small (as well as many large cities) towns. Many towns had to build (and FREQUENTLY re-build the wood and stone bridges) of early Texas because of the flash flooding that is still so common in Texas. The thin soil does not hold the rain water! These iron and/or steel bridges are simple trusses that were inexpensively manufactured in many American cities and shipped in pieces to Texas towns on trains. They were taken by horse drawn wagons to the river site were very solid abutments were hand constructed to withstand any flood. They were then bolted together and decked with local lumber. The bridge was finished in record time and the serious problem permenttly (for the most part) was solved. These bridges used to be all over Texas, but (sadly) they have been replaced with modern bridges lacking the charm of these structures. This one is not the best (from an artistic standpoint) one you can find, but it is good to see it preserved. Each seems to have a unique design or "different" feature, but they all worked! Many are still in use on major highways and railways throughout Texas. They are a real tribute to American engineering and ingenuity as well as to the frontier spirit of the country. Some enterprising people are securing the old ones and selling them. As is true here, many cities have repurposed them. They truly will last a lifetime!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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diveninja21 wrote a review May 2020
Houston, Texas329 contributions82 helpful votes
Lovely old bridge with a good view of the river. Ideal location for a short walk about. Can swim and relax in the river below.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Kimberly S wrote a review Jan 2020
64 contributions11 helpful votes
Very Beautiful and peaceful! Great place for pictures or just to set and enjoy the nature. Nice benches to relax on also!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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TABristolUK wrote a review Jan 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom59 contributions25 helpful votes
This bridge used to help overcome flooding of the Guadaloupe and is set high above the river so who knows how high it used to flood. In any case it is a piece of history and hard to imagine this was a highway crossing when now it lies at the end of a relatively quiet suburban street. Managing expectations whilst it has a great view down to the river there is a factory at the end but realistically people who built bridges also need to build things that created jobs not just pretty bridges for future Instagrams. This is an easy drop by whilst driving through New Braunfels
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Date of experience: January 2020
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