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Old 01-13-2016, 12:11 PM
 
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Has a bridge across Lake Travis ever been seriously discussed or considered?
With all the new large developments happening on the north side of the lake, it seems that a bridge connecting the two sides of the lake landing somewhere on 620 between Lakeway and Hudson Bend would have some benefit. Thoughts?
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Old 01-13-2016, 12:18 PM
 
Location: central Austin
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Looks like we already discussed this in 2009, 4 pages worth. Looks like the lack of a bridge hasn't hampered development as some hoped but the chances of a bridge still seem to be very very slim.

Why Not a Bridge from South/North Lake Travis?
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Old 01-13-2016, 12:27 PM
 
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Don't buy real estate in Lago Vista or Point Venture with the assumption that a bridge will eventually be built.

Lakeway won't pay for it (and doesn't want it)
Lago Vista is too poor to pay for it, (and are the only people who want it)

TxDOT would have to build it, and there are at least 30 bigger fish for TxDOT to fry right now, with the #1 fish being I-35; already projected to 4 BILLION dollars to fix just the portion in central Texas. If taxpayer funds were diverted to build a bridge across Lake Travis, then heads would roll.


http://www.fox7austin.com/news/2387452-story

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Old 01-13-2016, 01:11 PM
 
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Old 01-13-2016, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Plus, why spoil the lake area even more when anyone who buys out there bought with the knowledge that they'd have a long drive, and encourage even MORE development out that way?
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Old 01-13-2016, 03:02 PM
 
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Has a bridge across Lake Travis ever been seriously discussed or considered?
With all the new large developments happening on the north side of the lake, it seems that a bridge connecting the two sides of the lake landing somewhere on 620 between Lakeway and Hudson Bend would have some benefit. Thoughts?
do a search it comes up every few years. You can also search for lake travis ferry.

site:www.city-data.com bridge lake travis
site:www.city-data.com ferry lake travis
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Old 01-14-2016, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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Some benefit...for whom? I'd dare say plenty of the folks who live 'north' have very little interest in driving to Austin...could be a big reason they moved there.
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Old 01-14-2016, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I live North Lake and the area is already starting to boom more than I care for it to. I definitely do not want a bridge to make it even more enticing.
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Old 01-14-2016, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I live and work in the Lake Travis area and the comments above are consistent with the sentiments of people I've come across on both sides of the lake. CAMPO, the Central Austin Metropolitan Planning Organization, has no plans for a bridge out to 2040 (some speculated and some funded in some way).
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Old 01-14-2016, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Well, up until this past year you could have almost 4-wheeled it across.
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