A view of a tall bridge with red support beams and concrete underneath spanning over blue water across two large rocky canyon walls, set by blue sky
Photo by Kenny Braun

Photographer Kenny Braun took this photo of the Pecos River Bridge on a March evening from the overlook picnic area off US 90. Rising about 273 feet above the water—depending on the level of Lake Amistad—the bridge is the state’s highest for drivers (other bridges have trusses or pylons that are taller). In 1957, the Texas Department of Transportation built the bridge, which spans 1,310 feet across the Pecos River between Comstock and Langtry on US 90, to replace previous structures that had washed out during floods. Just downstream, the Pecos flows into the Rio Grande at Lake Amistad. “If you like bridges, this is definitely one to see,” Braun says. “I’d also suggest renting a kayak or canoe and paddling under the bridge for a completely different experience.”

From the January 2022 issue
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