Kyle in Hays County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Bunton Branch Bridge
The 42-foot long concrete structure was built in 1915 by J.N. George & Sons Construction Company as part of the first federal aid highway projects in Texas. The bridge is composed of a single closed-spandrel arch forty feet in length supported by reinforced concrete abutments. The bridge’s deck, measuring 20 feet in width, is composed of concrete and carries one-lane traffic over an 18-foot wide roadway. Out of thirty-five bridges built within a distance spanning 78 miles, the Bunton Branch Bridge is the only known reinforced concrete arch bridge as part of this project.
The improvements made to the Austin-San Antonio Road (later state highway 2) and the construction of bridges like this one resulted in a wave of travel and tourism for central Texas. By the 1920s, State Highway 2 was one of the heaviest traveled
Erected 2012. (Marker Number 17342.)
Location. 30° 1.113′ N, 97° 51.51′ W. Marker is in Kyle, Texas, in Hays County. Marker is on Kyle Crossing 0.2 miles from Old Bridge Trail, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kyle TX 78640, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. WPA Projects at Kyle School (approx. 2.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Kyle (approx. 2.4 miles away); Kyle (approx. 2.4 miles away); Katherine Anne Porter (approx. 2.4 miles away); Cora Jackman Donalson House (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Kyle Auction Oak (approx. 2½ miles away); First Baptist Church of Buda (approx. 4.4 miles away); Kyle Cemetery (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kyle.
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.