“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lubbock in Lubbock County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Austin Brothers Bridge

Austin Brothers Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, April 23, 2011
1. Austin Brothers Bridge Marker
Inscription. Steel bridge erected 1913 across Yellowhouse Canyon on the Lubbock-Abernathy Road. Contract awarded April 1913 to Austin Brothers Bridge Company of Dallas by the Lubbock County Commissioners. The 60 foot long, 12 foot wide, single-span, Warren type truss bridge cost $1138. Over the years the bridge was widened and modified. Abandoned to traffic in the 1960's. In 1974 the bridge was restored using original plans as part of the Canyon Lakes project.
Erected 1982 by City of Lubbock Urban Design & Historic Preservation Commission.
Location. 33° 36.703′ N, 101° 52.269′ W. Marker is in Lubbock, Texas, in Lubbock County. Marker is on Cesar East Chavez Drive 0.1 miles from North University Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in Hodges Park. Marker is in this post office area: Lubbock TX 79415, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Landwer/Manicapelli Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Buddy Holly (approx. 1.9 miles away but has been reported missing); Mast/White Home (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Mast House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Lubbock Women's Club (approx. 2 miles away); Texas Tech Judging Pavilion (approx. 2.1 miles away); Texas Tech Dairy Barn (approx. 2.1 miles away); First Methodist Church of Lubbock (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lubbock.
Categories. Man-Made Features
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 84 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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