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The "Piano Bridge"
Dubina, Texas

FM 1383
2 miles N of Hwy 90
5 miles E of Schulenburg
15 miles SE of La Grange
18 miles W of Columbus

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The Piano Bridge
The "Piano Bridge"
Photo Courtesy Gordon Hesketh
Following the road ( County Road 480 ) past the church in Dubina, you will pass the Old Dubina Store and continuing west you will cross the "Piano Bridge".
Dubina, Texas' painted church
Saints Cyril and Methodius Church, Dubina's painted church

Photo Courtesy Gordon Hesketh
old store in Dubina Texas


The Old Peter's Family Store in Dubina

TE Photo March 2001
Bride on Piano Bridge, Dubina, Texas
"Piano Bridge" and the bride

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a Texas bride on piano bridge



The "Piano Bridge" Bride

Bride-to-be Kim Hilscher (Mrs. Krawec after April 21st, 2001)
Our wishes for a long and happy marriage.
TE photo 2001

Some say it's named after it's musical sound as you drive over it, while bridge aficionados tell us it is technically a "piano-wire truss."

You can climb up to the nameplate and see it was built in 1885 by the King Bridge Company of Cleveland, (Ohio not Texas) or you can take our word for it. It's one of the few remaining iron bridges in Fayette County.

Although 480 is a dirt road, it will connect with FM 615, which is paved and will take you to Highway 77.

John Troesser

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