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Congress Avenue Bridge Named for Ann Richards
"...Item 40 was a vaguely worded ordinance naming the Congress Avenue Bridge – yet for who or what, it..."

Nov. 15, 2006 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Over a Troubled Bridge
Neighborhoods Battle Plan to Widen Lamar Bridge
"...Works and Transportation outlined options for widening the Lamar Bridge over Town Lake at a public hearing on September..."

Oct. 11, 1996 News Feature

Best Addition To The Avenue
Stateside at the Paramount
"...the Paramount Theatre to those wacky bats under the bridge, Congress Avenue has a special character and needs restaurants,..."

Aug. 4, 1995 Best of Austin Feature

Luv Doc Recommends: Austin Bat Fest
Congress Avenue Bridge, Saturday, September 3, 2005
"...have the state loony bin at the end of Congress Avenue. Snap! No doubt about it, this town is..."

Sept. 2, 2005 Column by The Luv Doc

Luv Doc Recommends: 2nd Annual Batfest
Congress Avenue Bridge, Saturday, September 2, 2006
"...BCI is hosting its second annual Batfest on the Congress Avenue Bridge, a celebration of arts and bats. Nearly..."

Sept. 1, 2006 Column by The Luv Doc

Batfest Flies to South First Street
Fest schedule resolved; reservations about Downtown closures continue
"...the outdoor Labor Day festival scheduled at Ann Richards Bridge, will be moving one bridge west, to the South..."

Aug. 13, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

A Fitting Tribute
At the Ann Richards Congress Bridge dedication
"...Martinez said atop city hall's second story balcony, the Congress Avenue Bridge hovering behind him like a hologram above..."

Nov. 16, 2006 News Post by Wells Dunbar

DC Swoops Into SXSW to Kick Off Batman's 80th Anniversary
To the Bat-Bridge, Robin!
"...its worldwide #LongLiveTheBat party at the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge on Fri., March 15...."

March 15, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Power of Art in Austin’s Overlooked Objects
Defining the city's personality from the moonlight towers to the railroad bridge
"...universe is supposed to contract someday. Union Pacific Railroad Bridge..."

Aug. 5, 2016 Arts Feature by Sam Anderson-Ramos

Best New Crossover Hit
Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge
"...cantankerous, generous woman who in January 1991, marched up Congress to the Capitol, bringing with her a whole new..."

Oct. 12, 2007 Best of Austin Feature

POP Start
Sculpture heralds the first POP Austin international art show
"...a 15-foot Popsicle on the north end of the Congress Avenue Bridge. All in the name of art...."

Sept. 19, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Steve Parker's Song for Bat / Man
For this year's Fusebox, composer Steve Parker flies a batty Austin concert with live echolocation
"...colony of Mexican free-tailed bats, happily ensconced beneath the Congress Avenue Bridge, will be discomfited by Parker's interactive concert..."

April 8, 2016 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Point Austin: Not So Smart
Jury rules in favor of officer, but APD policy still stings
"...a crowd of anti-war demonstrators in 2003 on the Congress Avenue Bridge. The verdict was hardly surprising – the..."

Feb. 17, 2006 News Column by Lee Nichols

The Home Front
Various dispatches from the anti-war movement around Austin.
"...of the Bush administration's war against Iraq, sponsoring a congressional resolution advocating the repeal of Congress' October endorsement of..."

March 28, 2003 News Feature

Council Watch
The Gotham Cometh: Town Lake Condo Clears First Hurdle; Council Moves On to Water
"...planned Gotham condominiums on the south end of the Congress Avenue bridge, Spelman cited the nearby South Congress offices..."

Oct. 8, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Austin’s Best Free Summer Events
From museums to live music to yoga to bats, Austin has it all
"...ages are welcome. Free advance ticket reservations are recommended. Bridge Bats..."

July 15, 2022 Events Post by Mazzy Oliver Smallwood

Our Little Town
Travis Heights Arrives
"...In 1891, after the new bridge had spurred a boom along South Congress, the "Village..."

Dec. 4, 1998 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Day Trips
Approximately 300,000 bats live year-round underneath the Waugh Drive bridge in Houston
"...The bat colony of Waugh Drive bridge in Houston fills the evening sky with hairline streaks..."

July 10, 2009 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

After a Fashion
Stephen gives you 10 good reasons to love our culture. Oh wait, those aren't good reasons.
"...investiture of those tired, ratty Christmas decorations on the Congress Avenue Bridge throws a pall over the city during..."

Jan. 7, 2005 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Day Trips: Bat-Watching in Texas
Six places to watch the bats
"...International (, and the largest urban bat colony under Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin...."

June 18, 2021 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Live Music This Weekend, Aug. 18-20
Soundtracking this weekend’s sweat-fests
"...Congress Avenue Bridge Sat., Aug. 19, 4pm..."

Aug. 18, 2017 Music Post by James Renovitch

Fun, Healthy, and Green
A profile of the practice and business of pedicabbing
"...publicized hit-and-run accident occurred on the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, pedicabbers were restricted from loading and docking..."

Dec. 28, 2007 News Feature by Sofia Resnick

Mas Noticias Las Manitas: Council Members Take Stand
"...a public stand asserting the value of Las Manitas Avenue Cafe, Escuelita del Alma, and Tesoros Trading Co. to..."

Sept. 29, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Day Trips
Bracken Bat Cave outside of New Braunfels is home to the world's largest bat colony
"...folks who do educational programs about bats at Austin's Congress Avenue Bridge, the largest urban colony of bats in..."

June 15, 2012 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Details about where Austin's own writin' reverend Charles Meyer will be reading from his new murder mystery about a serial murderer, as well as the Austin connection to British journalist Clare de Vries' I & Claudius: Travels With My Cat
"...Night came out earlier this year, will be at Congress Avenue Booksellers on Wednesday, December 8, from 11:30am-1pm. Lunch..."

Dec. 3, 1999 Books Column by Clay Smith

A Sampling of Summer Attractions Around Texas
"Day Trips" columnist Gerald E. McLeod picks some of his favorite things to do and see around Texas
"...if you're looking to travel farther afield than the Congress Avenue Bridge, there are other bat-spotting opportunities around the..."

May 17, 2019 Features Feature by Gerald E. McLeod

Seeing the Light
Capital Metro unveils plans for light rail, a bus-rapid-transit system, and HOV lanes for Austin.
"...District, and then across the river and down South Congress all the way to Slaughter Lane...."

Oct. 22, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin Bucket List
Dip your toe in local culture
"...window, or you can pop a squat on the Congress Avenue bridge for an up-close look at the spectacle..."

June 20, 2016 Columns Post by Molly Burke

Rubber Meets the Road
Bond election project breakdown
"...$14.4 million: Build boardwalk at Lady Bird Lake from Congress Avenue Bridge to Lakeshore Park...."

Oct. 22, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Local Critters Struggle Through Wet Weather
Austin, Hill Country's animals getting hammered by rains, other harsh conditions
"...roost and raise their young under the Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge. Unlike easily dislodged doves, they have a..."

July 13, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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