Congress Avenue Bridge (1876)
At least three more bridges spanned the Congress Avenue site after the pontoon washout. In 1876, a wooden toll bridge was built in the same spot. In 1883, a herd of cattle smacked into a mule-drawn wagon and the subsequent stampede damaged one span of the bridge and hundreds of cattle were flung into the river to their deaths.
That collapsed span was replaced in 1884 by a more modern bridge of metal trestles laid over limestone uprights.
- Lost Timber stringer bridge over Colorado River on Congress Avenue
- Travis County, Texas
- Replaced in 1884
- One Span Destroyed by Collision With Cattle Stampede; Replaced in 1884
- Wooden Tool Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +30.26174, -97.74513 (decimal degrees)
30°15'42" N, 97°44'42" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 14/620715/3348455 (zone/easting/northing)
- Inventory number
- BH 98985 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- July 4, 2022: New photo from Jesse Sharkoman Berube