Regency Bridge (CR 433)

Total Miles
5.4

Elevation

410.52 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This is an easy gravel road that runs from FM 574 to FM 500. It's close to Goldthwaite, Brownwood, and San Saba, Texas. What makes the trail worth driving is the Regency Bridge which crosses the Colorado River. It is a single-lane suspension bridge with a wooden road deck, which was built in 1939 and restored by TxDot in 1999. It has an 8000 lb weight limit. There is the Regency Bridge Campground on the north side of the river which can handle small RVs or trailers.

Photos of Regency Bridge (CR 433)

Regency Bridge (CR 433)
Regency Bridge (CR 433)
Regency Bridge (CR 433)

Difficulty

This is a maintained gravel road.

History

From the Texas Historical Landmark - 2019. After a series of tragic floods washed out earlier Colorado River crossings here, San Saba and Mills counties jointly built this bridge, named for the Mills County community of Regency. The Austin Bridge Company of Dallas completed construction in 1939. The road deck hangs suspended from two steel cables, each measuring three-and-a-quarter inches in diameter and consisting of 475 strands of galvanized wire. Restored by the Texas Department of Transportation in 1999, this is one of the last suspension bridges open to vehicular travel in Texas."

Technical Rating

1

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