Waco, TX Town Photos

Waco, TX took on prominence when it built a suspension bridge (1870) across the Brazos River for the Chisholm Trail. At the time it was the longest single-span suspension bridge west of the Mississippi and used cable supplied by John Roebling Co. noted for the Brooklyn Bridge. Today the bridge is used by pedestrians between to parks and is the site of the Chisholm Trail (aka Branding the Brazos) sculpture (2008-14) by Robert Summers which features bronze longhorns being driven towards the bridge. Waco also has other heritage buildings in the surrounding core.

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Waco Suspension Bridge across Brazos River was longest single-span suspension bridge west of the Mississippi when opened. Waco, TX.Waco Suspension Bridge built with cable supplied by John Roebling Co. Waco, TX.Waco Suspension Bridge was important link in Chisholm Trail cattle drives. Waco, TX.Painting of Chisholm Trail suspension bridge across Brazos River in Waco, TX as it appeared when built in 1870 with crenellation intact at Fort House. Waco, TX.
Waco Suspension Bridge (1866-70) (475ft / 145m) across Brazos River was longest single-span suspension bridge west of the Mississippi when opened. Waco, TX.Waco Suspension Bridge built (1866-70) with cable supplied by John Roebling Co. Waco, TX.Waco Suspension Bridge was important link in Chisholm Trail cattle drives. Waco, TX.Painting of Chisholm Trail suspension bridge across Brazos River in Waco, TX as it appeared when built in 1870 with crenellation intact at Fort House. Waco, TX.
Chisholm Trail sculpture by Robert Summers at entrance to Waco Suspension Bridge. Waco, TX.Longhorns of Chisholm Trail sculpture enter approach to Waco Suspension Bridge. Waco, TX.Sculpted trail boss drives longhorns onto Waco Suspension Bridge to cross Brazos on Chisholm Trail. Waco, TX.City park along Brazos hosts Chisholm Trail sculpture by Robert Summers. Waco, TX.
Chisholm Trail (aka Branding the Brazos) sculpture (2008-14) by Robert Summers at entrance to Waco Suspension Bridge. Waco, TX.Longhorns of Chisholm Trail sculpture enter approach to Waco Suspension Bridge. Waco, TX.Sculpted trail boss drives longhorns onto Waco Suspension Bridge to cross Brazos on Chisholm Trail. Waco, TX.City park along Brazos hosts Chisholm Trail sculpture (2008) by Robert Summers. Waco, TX.
Vaquero drives longhorns in Chisholm Trail sculpture by Robert Summers. Waco, TX.Longhorns of Chisholm Trail sculpture approach Waco Suspension Bridge crossing of Brazos River. Waco, TX.Detail of trail boss at Chisholm Trail sculpture. Waco, TX.Dr. Pepper factory & museum complex. Waco, TX.
Vaquero drives longhorns in Chisholm Trail sculpture (2008) by Robert Summers. Waco, TX.Longhorns of Chisholm Trail sculpture approach Waco Suspension Bridge crossing of Brazos River. Waco, TX.Detail of trail boss at Chisholm Trail sculpture. Waco, TX.Dr. Pepper factory & museum complex. Waco, TX.
Neo-Romanesque Dr. Pepper building now houses a museum. Waco, TX.Dr. Pepper Museum, traces history of soft drink. Waco, TX.Home of Dr. Pepper 1885-1906 sign now marks museum. Waco, TX.Antique Dr. Pepper delivery truck at Dr. Pepper Museum. Waco, TX.
Neo-Romanesque Dr. Pepper building (1906) now houses a museum. Waco, TX.Dr. Pepper Museum, traces history of soft drink. Waco, TX.Home of Dr. Pepper 1885-1906 sign now marks museum. Waco, TX.Antique Dr. Pepper delivery truck at Dr. Pepper Museum. Waco, TX.
McLennan County Courthouse. Waco, TX.Dome details of McLennan County Courthouse with statue of justice & eagles. Waco, TX.ALICO building built for Amicable Life Insurance Company. Waco, TX.Upper floor details of ALICO building. Waco, TX.
McLennan County Courthouse (1901) (Public Square). Waco, TX. Style: Beaux-Arts. Architect: James Riely Gordon. On National Register.Dome details of McLennan County Courthouse with statue of justice & eagles. Waco, TX.ALICO building (1910) (22 floors) (Austin at 5th St.) built for Amicable Life Insurance Company. Waco, TX. Architect: Sanguinet & Staats + Roy Lane.Upper floor details of ALICO building. Waco, TX.
Silos in downtown Waco. Waco, TX.


Silos in downtown Waco. Waco, TX.



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