Taken May 1935; looking east across the MoPac railroad tracks; the house on the far left with the outbuilding is the Reed Estate, built in 1929. Using Sanborn maps it was determined that there were no 2-story houses on the west side of Windsor in the 30's, so this had to be facing east.
Construction on the Loop 360 bridge across Lake Austin taken February 1982. The bridge was later named after TxDOT bridge engineer, Percy V. Pennybacker.
Construction on the Loop 360 bridge across Lake Austin taken July 1982.
Construction on the Loop 360 bridge across Lake Austin taken February 1982.
Loop 1 taken 1979
Construction of Loop 1 looking south at 1st/5th Street interchange construction. Austin High School is also under construction center left and Zilker Park is across the river.
Construction on the Loop 360 bridge across Lake Austin in July 1980.
According to TxDOT, this was taken July 1966. Twelve hundred highway department employees, making up all of six divisions and part of four more, reported to modern offices at Camp Hubbard each work day.
Construction on the Loop 360 bridge across Lake Austin in September 1980.
According to TxDOT, this structure combines both a roadway crossing for Austin MoPac Expressway (Loop 1) and a hike-and-bike bridge. It has won a national environmental award. The bridge won second place in judging for the U.S. Secretary of Transportation's "Highway and Its Environment" awards competition for the outstanding example of multiple use of highway right of way in urban or rural areas. The 12-foot-wide, 722-foot-long pedestrian bridge spans Town Lake under the expressway and provides a link to Austin's hike-and-bike trail system on the landscaped north shore of the lake with similar trails and Zilker Park on the south shore.
Missouri Pacific railroad and Camp Mabry in the background. Circa 1946-1950.