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City Hall Hustle: Choose Your Battleground
From zoning to parking to water, the new council's got its contentious hands full
"...annual Night of the Bat, Aug. 27, on the Congress Avenue Bridge. An initiative from the mayor's office, it's..."

July 29, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

"...of the Bat, a free street party atop the Congress Avenue Bridge – the world's largest urban colony of..."

June 4, 2010 News Feature

"...6 "Night of the Bat" including a concert on Congress Avenue bridge and a screening of the 1966 Batman..."

April 2, 2010 News Feature

The Daily Hustle: 3/30/10
Bats, Bueller, and B&C Bingo
"...slated to happen – where else? – on the Congress Avenue bridge. Adam West will be on hand for..."

March 30, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Developing Stories: A Long Route to Go
Will we vote on urban rail in November 2010?
"...1) how to cross the river, other than the Congress Avenue Bridge, and 2) whether Brazos Street might be..."

Oct. 2, 2009 News Column by Katherine Gregor

City Hall Hustle: Small Council, Huge Agenda
Maybe they could use a few more members after all ...
"...a request from the Batfest promoters to close the Congress Avenue Bridge Aug. 22-23 for the festival – which..."

July 24, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Res Publica
Post-election funk? There's still plenty for good citizens to do this week: Nov. 6-13.
"...Marcos' Commemorative Air Force at the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge. From there, the procession heads to the..."

Nov. 7, 2008 News Feature

Austin and the Historical Significance of Fox 7
The closest thing Austin will come to an official history: an electronic booth.
"...time a bat pooped on the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, is actually quite fun and loaded with..."

Oct. 11, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Day Trips
The Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area outside of Fredericksburg hosts a bat colony twice the size of our own
"...the summer. In contrast, the bat colony under Austin's Congress Avenue bridge number about 1.5 million, says Craig Hensley,..."

Sept. 14, 2007 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

On the Waterfront
As development accelerates along Town Lake, Austin faces urgent choices
"...the hike-and-bike trail between the Hyatt Regency and the Congress Avenue Bridge. (With the 44-story 360 Condominiums now rising..."

Jan. 19, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Don't Mess With Texas
"...Sirs: As I was riding my bicycle across the Congress Avenue Bridge in the rain earlier, I happened to..."

Oct. 26, 2006 Postmarks

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...else – at a 2003 anti-war protest on the Congress Avenue Bridge. See "Point Austin." Naked City• The AISD..."

Feb. 17, 2006 News Feature

Cheney in Austin
Yes, it's a joke
"...1pm: Refreshing nap, hanging under Congress Avenue bridge..."

Sept. 16, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Where the hell is Matt? In Austin!
"...swing through Austin for a sunset dance on the Congress Avenue bridge – and on this stop, he says,..."

Aug. 26, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Musicals Mocking Musicals
Hits like 'The Producers' and 'Bat Boy' have their singing, dancing cake and spoof it, too
"...Bat Boy, which is not, alas, set underneath the Congress Avenue bridge. Co-creators Keythe Farley, Brian Flemming, and Laurence..."

May 20, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Our readers talk back
"...any beautiful pictures of 1,500 people dancing on the Congress Avenue Bridge in the Chronicle at all, if not..."

Feb. 4, 2005 Column

The 'Chronicle' Fails the Revolution ... Again
"...any beautiful pictures of 1,500 people dancing on the Congress Avenue Bridge in the Chronicle at all, if not..."

Feb. 2, 2005 Postmarks

Time to Move From Theatre to Effective Political Tools
"...small businesses. Even worse was the blocking of the Congress Avenue Bridge. This action did not change anything. I..."

Feb. 1, 2005 Postmarks

Overnight Sensation
Sword of Dracula' creator Jason Henderson is taking over the (fantasy) world
"...the atrium of the Hyatt Regency Hotel beside the Congress Avenue Bridge-cum-bat-sanctuary, it should be mentioned, at the very..."

Jan. 14, 2005 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Your Beautiful New Home
Welcome to the City Hall you thought would never come
"...manager to her budget office – is carried via skybridges that, again, expose our elected and appointed leaders to..."

Nov. 19, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Kerry Year One
No surprises at the Texas dailies – one good failure deserves another
" heartily applaud those Austinites who gathered on the Congress Avenue bridge that afternoon to blow enthusiastic raspberries at..."

Oct. 29, 2004 News Column by Michael King

Jim Bob, Gettin' Paid Again
Times may change, but Moffett's gargantuan salary remains a constant
"...perennials: The redbuds bloom, the bats return to the Congress Avenue bridge, and Jim Bob Moffett gets another gargantuan..."

April 16, 2004 News Feature by Robert Bryce

News Top Tens
"...Us Work: When a nonviolent anti-war crowd occupying the Congress Avenue Bridge on March 20 responded to a dispersal..."

Jan. 2, 2004 News Feature

A Short History of Professional Baseball in Austin
"...They play at Riverside Park, just southeast of the Congress Avenue Bridge...."

July 4, 2003 Sports Feature by Michael Chamy

Naked City
"...start at 8pm at the south end of the Congress Avenue Bridge and turn west at Fourth Street. At..."

June 6, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
" held on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 4:30pm, at the Congress Avenue bridge, in anticipation of President Bush's State of..."

Jan. 24, 2003 News Feature

Fangs for the Memories
Shopping & sucking with erstwhile vampire Udo Kier
" Or maybe just a darkened cave beneath the Congress Avenue bridge alongside his night-feasting brethren. He needs the..."

Dec. 13, 2002 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Hill Country Food & Wine Guide
by Virginia B. Wood & the Cuisines staff
"...forays at sunset, just like their compatriots under the Congress Avenue bridge. A few miles past the Tunnel preserve,..."

April 13, 2001 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Naked City
Legislators introduce a bill to protect endangered Texas bats.
"...1.5 million Mexican free-tail bats that live under the Congress Avenue bridge and nearly 20 million at Bracken Cave,..."

April 6, 2001 News Feature by Dan Oko

Dancing About Architecture
The Austin Music Awards firm up the line-up, while Ozzy Osbourne sneaks in the SXSW back door with the film conference.
"...the wee-weeing ceremony is keeping Ozzy away from the Congress Avenue bridge...."

Feb. 9, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

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