Pennybacker Bridge from the west
Pennybacker Bridge over Lake Austin, viewed from a high bluff in Emma Long Metropolitan Park, with recreational boats underneath.
Photo taken by Roger Deschner in December 1989
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)
BH Photo #281130
Attractive weathering-steel through arch bridge, carrying 4 lanes of Texas Loop 360 "Capital of Texas Highway" plus a 6-foot wide bicycle/pedestrian path, over Lake Austin (dammed Colorado River). The bridge is named for Percy Pennybacker, who designed bridges for the Texas Highway Department and was a pioneer in the technology of welded structures.
- Steel through arch bridge over Lake Austin/Colorado River on Texas Loop 360
- Austin, Travis County, Texas
- Open to traffic
- Opened to traffic December 3, 1982
- - Bristol Steel of Davison, Mississippi
- ClearWater Constructors of Mercer, Pennsylvania
- Steel through arch, made of weathering steel
Length of largest span: 599.1 ft.
Total length: 1,150.0 ft.
Deck width: 75.1 ft.
- Also called
- Capital of Texas Highway Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +30.34996, -97.79699 (decimal degrees)
30°20'60" N, 97°47'49" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 14/615622/3358178 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Austin West
- Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
- Inventory numbers
- TXNBI 142270011313093 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 60572 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of August 2015)
- Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 61 (out of 100)
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- June 28, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
- April 2, 2014: Added by Roger Deschner
- Todd Wilson
- Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com
- Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com