UPDATED: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 10:11pm
TX DOT PRESS RELEASE — Construction of the historic Brazos River Bridges in Waco has been completed.
Notable for their unique design, the new bridges are inspired by the historic downtown Waco Suspension Bridge. The Waco Suspension Bridge, now restricted to foot traffic was the first major suspension bridge in Texas and at one time the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world. The new Brazos River Bridges are the first of their kind to be built in the state, and they are only the second to be built in the United States. It's a project that has been two years in the making.
Traffic was officially allowed to travel across the bridges last Friday, but a ribbon cutting ceremony was held Wednesday, July 2.
Congressman Bill Flores, State Senator Brian Birdwell, State Representative Doc Anderson and numerous others spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum, which is adjacent to the new bridges.