You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Historic San Antonio Street Bridge in New Braunfels reopens

mySA logo mySA 7/15/2020 By Madalyn Mendoza, San Antonio Express-News
a view of the side of a road: After 10 months, the day New Braunfels residents have been "waiting for" has arrived: the San Antonio Street Bridge over the Comal River is reopened. © Provided by mySA

After 10 months, the day New Braunfels residents have been "waiting for" has arrived: the San Antonio Street Bridge over the Comal River is reopened.

After 10 months, the day New Braunfels residents have been "waiting for" has arrived: the San Antonio Street Bridge over the Comal River has reopened.

The $4.5 million project to modernize the bridge, built in 1923, added wider traffic lanes, improved pedestrian walkways and increased weight limits for emergency response vehicles. The redesign focused on improving the structure and functionality of the bridge while maintaining its historic look by incorporating the original arches and pedestals.

RELATED: Amistad National Recreation Area now closed on weekends due to COVID-19

New Braunfels Mayor Rusty Brockman debuted the brand new bridge in a Facebook video on Wednesday celebrating the pathway into the city's downtown area. According to the post, the first vehicles to christen the bridge were a police car, ambulance and fire truck. It is the first time a fire truck has crossed the bridge in more than 20 years.

"New Braunfels Today," a community Facebook page, said Wednesday was "the big day we all been waiting for."

Officials originally expected the project to be complete by Memorial Day, according to a previous mySA report.

"Back to 5 minutes across town, or atleast pretty close to it," a post reads. "Excited to drive across the beautiful new bridge!"

Madalyn Mendoza covers news and puro pop culture for MySA.com | mmendoza@mysa.com | @maddyskye

AdChoices
AdChoices

More from San Antonio Express-News

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon