The original causeway over Lavaca Bay was constructed in 1931 and was the longest bridge in the state of Texas. It suffered devastating damage in a 1942 hurricane, and was rebuilt in 1944. However, yet another storm cause severe damage in 1945, resulting in another round of repairs. Finally, weeks before its scheduled replacement by a modern concrete structure, the bridge was effectly destroyed by Hurricane Carla in 1961. Surviving portions from both the east and west approaches remain in-place as fishing piers.
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Lavaca Bay on State Highway 35