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Goldthwaite: Regency Suspension Bridge


Photo by Sutherland Photography

The Regency Bridge, locally known as the "Swinging Bridge," is a one-lane suspension bridge over the Colorado River in Texas. It is located at the intersection of Mills County Road 433 and San Saba County Road 137, both gravel roads, near a small community called Regency. The bridge saddles Mills and San Saba counties.

The bridge has a span of 325 feet  and a wood surface. It was built in 1939, with most of the work being done by hand. The bridge was restored in 1997, with then-Govenor Bush attending the rededication service. This was a major event for the community of around 25 people.

Vandals set the wood surface on fire on December 29, 2003, burning a hole in some planks. The bridge has since been repaired and reopened to traffic.


Location

  • Highway 574
  • Goldthwaite, Texas
  • 76844

Hours & Fees

  • Daily

  • Free


Map & Directions

Approximately 18 miles west of Goldthwaite on FM 574. Turn left on CR 433 to bridge.