Congress Avenue Bridge, 1935


The wooden Congress Avenue Bridge was destroyed in the 1900 flood, but was rebuilt 15 years later with concrete arch supports. By the time of the 1935 flood, the bridge held firm. This photograph from June 15, 1935 shows how the level of the flood did not cover the bridge itself, although the approaches to the bridge were flooded.

As featured in Postcard History Series - Austin.

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