Lamar Boulevard Bridge

The Lamar Boulevard Bridge is a historic bridge carrying Lamar Boulevard (Loop 343) over Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin, Texas, United States. The bridge features six open spandrel concrete arches and carries thousands of vehicles daily across the river. Completed in 1942, the Lamar Boulevard Bridge was the second permanent bridge to cross the Colorado River after the Congress Avenue Bridge.

In the late 20th century, the bridge was notorious for road accidents involving bicycles and pedestrians. The problem was remedied in 2001, when the James D. Pfluger pedestrian bridge opened 200 feet (61 m) to the east of the Lamar bridge.

The bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 7, 1994.

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