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Pennybacker Bridge

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Address: Austin, TX

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The Pennybacker bridge on Loop 360 crosses Lake Austin. It is a nifty design and interesting to look at as you speed across. It is neat to see it from a boat in the lake as well... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Stiglitz11
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Real de Catorce, Mexico
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The drive to and from the bridge is truly nice view.You can can look down at lake Austin and see the boats on the lake. The house on the lake are something to see.

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Real de Catorce, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Pennybacker bridge on Loop 360 crosses Lake Austin. It is a nifty design and interesting to look at as you speed across. It is neat to see it from a boat in the lake as well. I have no clue who Pennybacker was but they must have been famous.

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Thank Stiglitz11
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view is nice for pictures. The walk up the side of the cliff was a little dangerous without side bars for the little kids. Wish that they have a better parking spot and marker off of the highway.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend going out there on a full moon day. It was the best experience I ever had. If you go at around 6 p.m in august or September, You could see the moon rise on one side and sunset on the other side. It is a must go place.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Pennybacker Bridge spans Lake Austin as loop 360 crosses the river. The road first splits two limestone cliffs before crossing the bridge. Of interesting design, this steel bridge offers beautiful Hill Country views up and down the Colorado River. Unfortunately you are traveling 50 mph, so you have to take a fairly quick look. It gives a perfect feel... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I saw views of the bridge while watching last year's World Golf Match Play tournament on TV, so when I found out it was near our daughter's house I had to see it myself. We found the small parking lot just short of the bridge off the south bound lane of the 360 loop. Make sure you slow down before... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Great, beautiful bridge with a lot of history. Enhances beautiful surrondings over Lake Austin. Gives you a real feel of Austin's natural beauty.

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Cedar Creek, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Nestled between the craggy Cliffsides of the Colorado river in Austin is a perfect photo opportunity for every Austin visitor. You can see almost forever up and down the river, and the beautiful time worn cliffs in the hills of west Austin are a photographer's dream come true. Very Austin. Not to be missed.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

My husband and I love to take drives and find beautiful spots to take pictures. We visited my daughter for the weekend and decided to take a short drive around before heading back to Houston. We saw this bridge and just decided to pull over. It is a great spot for photography and for good conversation. But unless you have... More 

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Thank Rose R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

There's a popular boat launch underneath on the south bank. On the northwest side (if you can find a place to park) you can hike up to what the locals call Eagle's nest for some spectacular views. You can go a bit further to the right of the main outlook area, into the "hike-at-your-own-risk" for some even better views of... More 

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