The Regency Suspension Bridge

The Regency Suspension Bridge, San Saba: Address, The Regency Suspension Bridge Reviews: 4.5/5

The Regency Suspension Bridge

The Regency Suspension Bridge
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Stephen K
Corpus Christi, TX1,487 contributions
Dec 2020
Everyone who watches Texas Country Reporter (as we regularly do) will enjoy walking across the bridge used for the show's opening. We approved from the north of San Saba and had to drive a few miles on a caliche road in order to reach the bridge, but the road was not bad at all (we were expecting lots of loose gravel, but that was not the case). Because of structural issues, the bridge has been closed to traffic but it is open for walking (we were there in mid-December). If you are near Gatesville or San Saba, it is worth the drive to experience this 1939 suspension bridge, one of the last of its kind in Texas.
Written December 24, 2020
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Reggy2020
2 contributions
May 2020 • Couples
I love visiting the Regency Suspension Bridge and taking pictures of the bridge and the Colorado River. The bridge is well hidden and peaceful. A must see visit for tourists and driving over the one vehicle bridge.
Written May 9, 2020
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PamWhitmire
Shepherd, TX387 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
First - let me tell you how to get there. There is literally ONE sign on Hwy. 16 going North that just says Regency Bridge. After going around the pea patch, we clocked it coming back so that we could tell others :)

From downtown San Saba, where Hwy 190 and Hwy 16 intersect, take Hwy 16 North about 1.9 miles and you’ll see FM 500. Turn left on FM 500 and drive 15 miles to CR 137. Turn right on CR 137 and the bridge will be about 0.8 miles down the road.

We both walked and drove the bridge and it’s absolutely beautiful over the Colorado. Old bridges are one of our favorite things to visit, and this was a perfect outing.
Written October 14, 2019
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Thunder E
13 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
Very interesting old bridge - supposedly the oldest suspension bridge still operating in Texas. Very nice scenic views from on the bridge. Well worth the drive.
Written August 6, 2018
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tangojohnDallas
Dallas, TX1,098 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
We drove west of Goldthwaite to the Regency Bridge. We were not sure we were on the right road since it is basically a gravel county road and there is limited signage. Once you find the bridge there is limited parking on the road on the south side. It is well worth the effort to see this historic structure and it is wonderful that you can drive across. We were there almost an hour and we never saw another car.
Written March 7, 2018
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texastraveller77
Texas310 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
wow, silly but is amazing kind of out in the country to find and enjoy a techno marvel ... driving across is fun with the bridge sway and the rock and roll ... well restored but the area is trashed out
Written February 11, 2018
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Kenneth R
Garland, TX1,365 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
Being a big fan of Texas Country Reporter, I've long wanted to come see this bridge. Finally found the time and glad I made the effort. It's hard to find, miles from pretty much anything, but that just makes it all the better. Wonderful drive in the Texas countryside to drive and walk across the last suspension bridge in use in Texas. The views are wonderful. Was standing toward one end of the 1-lane bridge when a car drove slowly across and you can see the bridge dip and then rise and move as the car came closer. Strange feeling. Really glad I took the time to find it!
Written February 3, 2018
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SHARON P
Round Rock, TX30 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
On a road trip to San Saba, Texas, we decided to look for the Regency Suspension Bridge. It took forever to get to it because we had to travel on County Roads that weren't real smooth. I thought we were lost many times, but my husband assured me he had everything under control. We finally made it and I can understand why it isn't used much - few will ever find it! We drove across it slowly because it moves a little. When we reached the other side, we got out of the car and walked on the bridge to take photos. We were there for about a half hour and saw no other cars. The views of the Colorado River below, the cliff sides (granite I think), and the miles and miles of fields were spectacular. There may be a better way to get to the bridge and I hope you can find it because it's really worth it.
Written October 11, 2017
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Marshall D
Twentynine Palms, CA135 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
This is an amazing bridge, suspension with a wooden deck all well maintained. The Colorado is about 800-1,000 feet below in lovely country. The bridge is a bit difficult to find. There is a sign for Regency Bridge on State Hwy 16 but that's it. You turn left on Road 500 and drive 18-20 miles. You turn right on Road 433 where there is no visible signage. If you pass 433 you will pass a good looking ranch on the right, with a large U.S. And Republic of Texas flags flying at the gate. The place is called Regency Crossing Ranch. If you end yp there make a U turn and go 1/4 mile back to 433. The bridge is a short ways down 433. You will notice a weight limit sign on 433 which reassures that you are approaching the bridge. If you don't care to retrace your path cross the bridge and continue on the gravel road for 8 mikes or so. You will come to a paved highway and a right turn will take you to Goldwaithe.
Written May 19, 2017
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Txmob
Levelland26 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
A must see! It's a good 16 miles off the Golwaith/San Saba highway. So glad we took the time. Be sure to bring your camera.
Written May 19, 2016
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