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Pennybacker Bridge (360 Bridge)

Outdoor Free
Bridges, Scenic Views, Healthy/Active, Touristy
5300 N Capital Of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX
URL: Pennybacker Bridge (360 Bridge)...  Phone: 512-567-0122

Activity Overview

Pennybacker Bridge is also known as "360 bridge", this arched bridge connects the Northern and Southern sections of the loop 360 highway, across Lake Austin. The bridge was constructed in 1982, and is named after civil engineer, Percy Pennybacker, who designed the bridge. The bridge is constructed over Lake Austin in Texas, and the bridge has a total length of 1,150 feet. The drive on the bridge is considered one of the most scenic drives in Texas, the steel bridge has four lanes for traffic. The bridge also has a walkers and bicycling lane. A hike to the bridge gives the most scenic views of Austin, the bridge is a popular Austin landmark.

Things to Do

  • There are many ways to enjoy the scenic views from the bridge, Lake Austin and the surrounding mountains.
  • A hiking trail takes you to the top of the bridge, the views around the bridge are really breathtaking.
  • The hike is not challenging, but you do need to wear some sturdy or athletic shoes.
  • The hike to the cliff may not be safe for little kids, as there are no safety railings around it.
  • Bring your camera, and photograph the lovely views surrounding the bridge and the mountains.
  • From the top of the cliff, you can see the golf course, the Colorado river, Austin skyline, and the mountains.

Pennybacker Bridge Insider Tips

  • The walkers lane is great for running in the morning and taking in views.

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