The Percy V. Pennybacker Jr. Bridge in Austin, Texas, is a through-arch bridge across Lake Austin which connects the northern and southern sections of the Loop 360 highway, also known as the “Capital of Texas Highway.” Click on the image to get directions to the bridge.
This three-acre park is primarily used for lake access, but offers a grassy area for fishing and picnicking. A few bald cypress and sycamore trees grow along the water’s edge. Amenities boat ramp (3 lanes) picnic tables benches barbeque grills Special Notes Day use only park. Ground fires are prohibited in all day use parks. Glass containers and fireworks are prohibited in all Travis County Parks. Public display of consumption of alcohol is prohibited.
Located at mid-lake. From the intersection of Loop 360 and FM 2222, travel south on Loop 360 and cross the Pennybacker Bridge over Lake Austin. The boat ramp entrance is on the east side of the loop, directly below the bridge. Three-lane concrete ramp Entry and boat trailer fee required Open all year Operated by Travis County (512) 854-7275
-Built in 1979-1982
-Spans 1150 feet
-Hangs 100′ over Lake Austin
-Approximately 60,000 vehicles travel over the bridge daily
-Cost 10M to build
-Built primarily in Japan
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