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 2751 TX Hwy 71 East , Austin, TX, US, 78617

  • Phone: (512) 385-1000
  • Fax: (512) 385-1060
3.7 out of 5 (136 reviews)
71% of guests recommend this hotel

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Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge

100 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
+1 512 474 5171 (Tourist Information)
Less than a century ago this bridge served as the gateway to Austin. Originally this was a wooden pedestrian bridge, on which travelers used to pay a toll of a nickel to cross the Colorado River — and an extra nickel for your horse! In 1902, the bridge was washed away in a flood and replaced with a new bridge designed to handle automobile traffic. Since that time, the bridge has maintained its status as a substantial through way for the people of Austin. One of the most amazing sights in Austin takes place every dusk from March to early November, when 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from their roosts under the bridge.
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