Regency Suspension Bridge

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0.75 mi. S of Regency at Colorado River, Regency, Texas

Suspension bridge over Colorado River on CR 433

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Description 

Spanning 340'-0" tower to tower, the Regency Suspension Bridge is one of five remaining suspension bridges in Texas. The bridge was built with mostly hand labor by area residents. Its 3 1/4"-diameter cables consist of 475 strands of No. 9 gauge galvanized wire anchored into concrete approximately 134 feet behind each welded steel tower. A 16'-0"-wide wooden roadway is supported on timber stringers and steel floor beams hung from steel suspension rods. This crossing of the Colorado River was built to reopen an important agricultural route and to link San Saba and Brownwood. The Regency Suspension Bridge was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER TX-61)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 12, 1976
Reference number
76002052
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Road-related
Current function
Road-related
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant year
1939

Update Log 

  • September 7, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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