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Old 08-15-2016, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Southwest
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Hello, out there!

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Old 08-16-2016, 02:54 PM
 
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Remember when you could still drive your car across the top and onto the other side over Medina Dam?
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Hello, out there!

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Old 08-16-2016, 09:43 PM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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Remember when you could still drive your car across the top and onto the other side over Medina Dam?
No but I can remember when you could drive across the Olmos Park Dam and traverse the
Hayes Street bridge.
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Old 08-16-2016, 10:09 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Remember when you could still drive your car across the top and onto the other side over Medina Dam?
Yep! Did a job back when for a really nice Houston couple - pretty good-sized water system. Back then, it was either over the dam, or that really twisting, out-of-the-way back road in. Right after we finished the job they cut off access via the dam - it was a real PITA to get to their place after that! Wonder if they ever improved that back road - it was pretty twisty, as I recall.
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Old 08-16-2016, 10:11 PM
 
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Remember when you could still drive your car across the top and onto the other side over Medina Dam?
Yes, I do. When growing up, I remember the family taking an occasional drive up to the lake, and driving across the top of the dam. As I recall, you had to do a U-turn at the other end. We would sometimes stop on top of the dam, get out of the car, and walk up to the rail.


I think they closed the road over the dam to the public, probably in the mid to late 1960s.
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Old 08-16-2016, 10:18 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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I think they closed the road over the dam to the public, probably in the mid to late 1960s.
Nope - as noted above, I ran over the dam in the late 70's/early 80's. Actually, over the dam AND the spillway.
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Old 08-16-2016, 10:49 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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No but I can remember when you could drive across the Olmos Park Dam and traverse the
Hayes Street bridge.
Same here. Though my father and a fellow musician and family friend built a two story houseboat on the lake before it went dry. So, I may have gone across the dam but to young to recall.
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:48 AM
 
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I think they closed the road over the dam to the public, probably in the mid to late 1960s.
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Nope - as noted above, I ran over the dam in the late 70's/early 80's. Actually, over the dam AND the spillway.
I saw your post, but didn't see a timeline, so I was relying on memory from personal experience, as best I could.


But you were closer than me. I found an archived E-N newspaper article from a couple of years ago, where it was stated the dam was closed to vehicle traffic around 1980.
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Old 08-17-2016, 06:40 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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I saw your post, but didn't see a timeline, so I was relying on memory from personal experience, as best I could.


But you were closer than me. I found an archived E-N newspaper article from a couple of years ago, where it was stated the dam was closed to vehicle traffic around 1980.
Yeah, sorry - didn't think of timeline when I initially posted, then your comment got me to thinking on it. Unlike Trapper (who's so old that he roomed w/Lincoln in college), most of my history is within the last 50 years.......
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:45 AM
 
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Default Gone But Not Forgotten in San Antonio

Remember the Flying Corner store at Hwy 90 and Loop 13. And Haby's store further west on Hwy 90. This is in the early 1950's timeframe.
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