While putting together a story about Austin's earliest bridges, we ran across an archival image of the Congress Avenue Bridge built in the late 1800s. Want to see what the view looked like compared to a view from the current Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, built in 1910 and improved in 1980? Check out an interactive slider below.

To get a better sense of the date the archival picture was taken: The older bridge, built in 1876, partially collapsed in 1883 and was rebuilt in 1884. The 1884 state Capitol can be seen in the picture.

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