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Waco Suspension Bridge Celebration
April 21 @ 7:00 am - April 22 @ 1:00 pmFree
The City of Waco is excited to announce a Texas-sized celebration to commemorate the reopening of the iconic Waco Suspension Bridge.
On April 21-22, the community is invited to join us at Indian Spring Park along the Brazos River. The festivities will begin on Friday night with a Brazos Nights concert, featuring Asleep at the Wheel, Jackie Venson and Mariachi Azteca Waco. The evening will also include a unique aerial show with 150 drones creating displays above the Brazos River.
On Saturday, the official ribbon-cutting ceremony is set to take place at 11 a.m. in front of the Suspension Bridge arches at the park. The ceremony will conclude with a symbolic longhorn cattle drive across the bridge, along with food and festivities for guests.
Originally constructed in 1870, the Suspension Bridge is a state historic landmark and a
Waco treasure. For the past two years, the bridge has undergone a $14 million renovation project and has been closed to the public. A multitude of structural enhancements, including new support systems, decking, and cables, were made to ensure the bridge is preserved for generations to come. Landscaping, establishment of new grass, irrigation, and lighting enhancements will complete the final phase of the renovation.