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it's THE bridge you always see. park right before the actual bridge (yes it says no parking but the gravel is there for that and no one ever gets towed). there will be a little trail head that takes you up to a great view...More
The 360 Bridge Overlook trail is supposedly a 1.7 mile, out and back, moderate hike with an elevation gain of 167 feet. We only went up to the main overlook by the Pennybacker Bridge, but our round trip was clocked at only 0.2 miles round...More
Because I wanted to "see" more of Austin and area than just driving down an interstate, I selected to drive the Capitol of Texas scenic trail, and it allows you to cross the Pennybacker Bridge. The bridge is a marvel to admire, and the scenery...More
We visited the Pennybacker Bridge in September 2018. We had no idea that Austin was so mountainous (we are from Florida, so a rise in the road is a hill to us). So maybe mountainous is an overstatement, but we were very pleasantly surprised by...More
Just the sight of this bridge makes me think about my home town of Austin, TX. It's iconic... a hill country landmark that makes you feel connected to the rolling landscape while you're (technically) in the city. It wasn't until a few years ago I...More
The Pennybacker or 360 bridge is architecturally more captivating than the Congress bridge and deserves a stop or at least a drive through whilst touring Austin by car (the 360 loop is a great drive within city limits).
There is parking on the southern bank...More
Pennybacker Bridge is over Lake Austin which was created by dams at both ends (Lake Travis on one end and Lady Bird Lake--Town Lake for the longterm Austinites at the other). This past weekend it overlook the PGA tournament... More
Pennybacker Bridge is over Lake Austin which was created by dams at both ends (Lake Travis on one end and Lady Bird Lake--Town Lake for the longterm Austinites at the other). This past weekend it overlook the PGA tournament since Austin Country Club is just below it. Yes, you can walk over this bridge as well as bike.