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An engineering marvel

This bridge was designed in the US, but built by the South Koreans. It exemplifies nearly all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Austin, Texas

To get to enjoy the view of the Pennybacker Bridge, the river and the wonderful sunsets people park... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Gabriela F
College Station, Texas
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“lake austin” (13 reviews)
“short hike” (6 reviews)
“match play” (2 reviews)
Austin, TX
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bridge was designed in the US, but built by the South Koreans. It exemplifies nearly all areas of engineering - civil, mechanical, chemical (the asphalt and paint), transportation, How many can you think of when you see it.

Thank chemtex
Reviewed 8 September 2017

To get to enjoy the view of the Pennybacker Bridge, the river and the wonderful sunsets people park right there where it says "NO PArking" and then hike up. It was nice to be upthere where people go to simply enjoy the wonderful view.

Thank Gabriela F
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Very short hike up for a great view overlooking the river and bridge. We went there right before sunset. As we walked down the walking trail, there were different views much better than the main stop.

Thank Limlenna
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I have been to this bridge many times. I have driven over the bridge and enjoyed the views. The bridge is located in a really nice part of town.

Thank shetravelsalone
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I love every time I get the opportunity to cross this bridge and enjoy the beauty of the lake and majestic presence of it all!

Thank dkennedytx
Reviewed 28 July 2017

It's a bridge over a lake. If you're driving that way, great. But don't make a special stop for it. You can get some cool photos sometime, but I'm not sure that this really qualifies as an attraction.

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 19 July 2017

From this bridge you can see the famous Austin Country Club and the greens as well as views of the water its lovely.

Thank 2cherie
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I haven't parked and walked up to the overlook for the Pennbacker Bridge... but I will someday. That said, I've driven across it hundreds of times, and if you're visiting Austin and have time to drive "out West" -- it is a beautiful bridge scene...More

Thank LK R
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Pennybacker Bridge is an icon for Austin just as the Golden Gate Bridge is for San Francisco. I just wish they would add lighting.

Thank Helen V
Reviewed 10 July 2017

What an ugly mess! Went to the Highway 360 lookout over the Pennybacker bridge. Austin is not the green eco friendly place it used to be. The parking area had piles of trash. All the way up the hike to the top the trail was...More

Thank bherrltc
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Deanna W
28 March 2016|
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Response from Talon38 | Reviewed this property |
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
Sheri T
23 December 2015|
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Response from Nancy-Jane G | Reviewed this property |
Not if you want to live another day. Capitol of Texas Highway is VERY busy. People do bike across the bridge, but I am sure walking is not advised....