Lake Austin
"360 Bridge" over Lake Austin

More commonly known as the "360 Bridge", it is officially named the Percy V. Pennybacker Jr. Bridge and is a through-arch bridge across Lake Austin which connects the northern and southern sections of the Loop 360 highway, also known as the "Capital of Texas Highway."

The bridge won first place in the 1984 Federal Highway Administration's Excellence in Highway Design competition. In 1992, the Austin members of the Consulting Engineers Council of Texas were surveyed and selected the bridge as the most innovative example of Austin architecture.

The bridge is a good point for launching your boat.  It is also a popular gathering point on the lake.

Boating on Lake Austin
Boating is popular on Lake Austin

Lake Austin has high cliffs in places along the shore of the lake which provide shelter from the wind for the best in boating activities.  The cliffs are dotted with expensive homes overlooking the lake. Fishing is also a popular activity on the lake, which has been stocked with largemouth bass, catfish and sunfish.

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