Description: Color postcard depicting the new bridge that spans the Brazos River in Waco, Texas. A park is on the bank with landscaping and sidewalks. The city of Waco is in the background. Description on the back of the card reads, " New Bridge over Brazos River. The longest arch bridge in the country around Waco is this steel arch bridge erected across the Brazos River. It is 550 feet in length, 24 feet in width, and cost $110,000. It was christened in 1901 by Miss Katie Ross, a sister of the Ex-Governor Ross of Texas, and who, in 1870, had christened the bridge located a few hundred feet further up the river." Correspondence on the back of the card reads, "Dear Dillie, Lyle has had typhoid fever for five weeks been in bed three right sick today. Yours, M.L.H." It is addressed to Mrs. E.A. Dill, Box 838, Oklahoma City, Okla. It is postmarked Waco, Texas on Sep 5, 1908.
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes