Zilker Neighborhood Association
Austin, Texas 78704

Historic Photos

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Construction of a stone bridge over Barton Creek just above Barton Springs was completed in 1889. The heavy rains and floods in April, 1900 washed out this bridge. These were the same rains and floods that led to the overtopping and failure of the Austin Dam on Lake Macdonald (now Lake Austin) and created the Colorado River flood through Austin on April 7, 1900. The arch spans 108 feet and is 26 feet in height. The old Rabb house can be seen in the background on photo #1 (just under the right side of the arch) and photo #2 (to the right of the bridge).

Aerial Views of Zilker Neighborhood

Street Views of Zilker Neighborhood