I visited this bridge few months before they close for the repair.It was just amazing to see that old bridge was still open to the traffic in that condition. Bridge surface was made of wood and you could see metal plate patching the weak spots here and there. Wood is so aged, as we go across the bridge on motorcycle, you could hear the wood pieces crackling... It was very scary... What's more scary, was after we got to the other side, Big SUV start going across the bridge.(Well, nothing really happened, and they made it safely to the other end.)I'm glad that the bridge is going to get the repair it needed so bad. And I'm very grad we got to see the bridge before the repair.FYI, roads surrounding the bridge are not paved... they are mostly covered with gravel and small rocks and dirt. My husband did not love that part.(since we rode there on the motorcycle)
It's WAY out there, but it's an experience to check out. We drove across and you could feel it swaying with the weight of the car. I liked it best when we got out and walked across. It's something to see and visit, but it is a drive. It's located between Goldthwaite and San Saba down some loooong (sometimes narrow) gravel roads.
The bridge was temporarily closed to traffic for repair, so unfortunately we couldn't drive across the bridge by car this time. The Lone Star's last and only active automobile suspension wooden bridge overlooks the Colorado River and is a Texas treasure everyone should see. Nice place to take some pictures and it is not far from the Pecan Capital Of The World, San Saba, Texas. I hope repair will be completely finished soon.