Hello, I live in the apts not far from this bridge. I love the fact that people care enough to want to see it fixed.I didnt realize other people felt that way. It's unfortunate that it took this long for them to fix it. It's still being worked on and I can't wait till they open up the bridge again.
This road bridge needs to be preserved, this is part of old San Antonio that tends to be forgotten becuase it's not part of the Greater San Antonio chamber of commerce's list of priority restorations. The real upsetting thing is the massive amount of garbage that has been dumped for years by garbage utilities of Somerset, Texas. THIS MUST STOP, it is starting to effect the biological environment of the wildlife and streamwater of Leon Creek. For pictures and close ups of the environment please see my youtube page: kalizhadainc. SAVE THE BRIDGE for the 100 year anniversary!
Did you take any pictures. Would love to help. Julie
Both of my families trace their history to the Brush Country and on up to Somerset. I have occasion to head down that way pretty frequently, and always take the little bridge and imagine what stories the old folks might have to tell about it.
This weekend I and an attorney friend of mine crossed the bridge and I thought I'd show him the plaque that describes the bridge. To my real dismay, we found it missing, the victim of metal thieves. I have also taken the little dirt road down to the watershed just South of the bridge and found a little paradise all overhung with trees and with a cool breeze going through despite the 100+ degree summer.
This old bridge ought to be saved, but as will no doubt be the case, yet another emblem of older, more civil times may be simply swept away because of its Southerly local. Were this truly quaint little bridge to be on the North Side of San Antonio, it would recieve more attention, and might even be saved. Are there any with me that would like to try to draw attention to it and save it from the wrecking ball?
Please feel free to email me. Lets save this litle bridge! For a relatively small amount of public funds, a real treasure with real history might be restored to full service, and be a real gem for folks who live down that way, or anybody else for that matter.
Andrew S., San Antonio, 7th Generation Texan
Newest Google Streetview shows that this bridge was repaired, not replaced. It is now one-way with a modern steel railing inside the repaired concrete balustrade. The wing walls on the approaches appear to have been replaced and the underside was painted.