Waco Suspension Bridge
Once the largest suspension bridge in the country, the city’s most famous landmark was built in 1870 as a toll bridge spanning the Brazos River along the Chisholm Trail. Traffic crossed under the bridge’s lofty towers for a century, but it has been pedestrian-only since 1971.
The bridge is considered an icon of Waco history and is the backdrop and centerpiece for festivals and events throughout the year. Access the bridge via University Parks Drive between Franklin and Washington Avenues.
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