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ROY INKS BRIDGE
Llano, Texas

Over the Llano River

Roy Inks Bridge over Llano River, Llano Texas
Roy Inks Bridge spanning Llano River
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2007
History in a Pecan Shell

1892
: Llano was incorporated, the Llano River was bridged, and the Austin and Northwestern Railroad opened a depot on the north side of the Llano River. This was also the year the courthouse burned.

1935: The Roy Inks Bridge was built after a flood swept away the 1892 bridge.

In the famous drought of the early 50s - the Llano River actually went dry on two separate occasions.
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Subject: "Roy Inks Bridge" & Inks Lake Bridge

Both bridges: SH 16 over Llano River (Roy Inks Bridge) and SH 29 over Colorado River (Inks Lake Bridge) below Buchanan Dam were built by Austin Bridge Company in the 1930's. Regards, Donald L. Towles, P.E. Austin Bridge & Road, LP, February 22, 2008
Crossing Roy Inks Bridge, Llano Texas
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2007
Crossing Roy Inks Bridge, Llano Texas
Crossing Roy Inks Bridge
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2007
Roy Inks Bridge, Llano Texas
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2007
Llano River Dam, Roy Inks Bridge, Llano Texas
Roy Inks Bridge and Dam
Above photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2007
LLano River Bridge washed away by 1935 flood, and 1936  bridge
Photo courtesy TXDoT
See Llano Flood of 1935
Llano TX, view of Llano CountyCourhouse from Llano River Bridge
Llano River Bridge washed away by the June 1935 flood
and replaced by Roy Inks Bridge

Click on image to enlarge
Postcard courtesy William Beauchamp
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