Highway 90 Bridge

Colorado County

Columbus, Texas

 

History

This Multi-span Parker through truss bridge was built in 1932. This location, a common crossing point for Austin Colony settlers, became the nucleus of the city of Columbus. An earlier bridge built in 1884 collapsed in 1928 as a motorist was crossing. The current bridge, which was opened in 1932, overlooks Beason's Park on the Colorado. The park was built by Colorado County and the LCRA. The bridge in the background is used by the Union Pacific Railroad.

 

 

© 2003 Historic Bridge Foundation. Photograph by Billy Moore, LCRA.