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Pennybacker Bridge

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Address: Austin, TX

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Beautiful Surprise

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Rose R
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Houston, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Rachael V
G-Patch, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The Pennybacker Bridge is a pretty awesome sight to see, but unless you are under it in a boat or on a hike, above it in a helicopter, or above it on one of the trails, it's hard to see and appreciate all that it is. And once you're actually there, it's difficult to figure out how to get to... More 

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Covington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Little off the road stop that is well worth the stop. There is a long treturous up hill rocky climb, but the view from the top cliff is spectacular! Great view of the Colorado River and the 360 Bridge!

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Thank Lesaepp
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We saw this bridge as part of a Hill Country tour we took, very impressive. Our guide was knowledgeable and had interesting details fro us when pointing it out.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This bridge, called the 360 Bridge by locals, is an icon of Austin landscape. It is a bridge with far too much traffic at rush hour. So what makes it special? As you pass over the bridge you see rugged cliffs, a country club golf course, sprawling acres of green trees and recreational water craft on Lady Bird Lake. And... More 

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Thank Rich P
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Looks so natural with the scenic hills and water. My office is now just before crossing on 360 and we love to see it from our hilltop building.

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Thank CJ B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Be careful of thieves that will break your car window to grab stuff from your car! My friends and I were victims yesterday and learned that this is a common happening in the parking lot by the bridge to go up to 360 Overlook! When we looked around there were shattered windows everywhere and other visitors told us that this... More 

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