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[i] Information SAN ANTONIO FREEWAY HISTORY
Read my essay on San Antonio's freeway history for the Express-News' Tricentennial series here. The full history of the freeway system is available on this site here.

San Antonio Area Roads & More
Historical Austin Highway Photos

This page last updated February 07, 2011

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Below are historical photos of Austin Highway and the old Austin Road.  These photos are all from the TxDOT photo archive.  Locations are given using the present-day roadway names.  Photos are arranged from San Antonio toward New Braunfels.

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Entrance marker at San Antonio's northern city limits
Exact location unknown.  Likely northeast of present-day Alamo Heights.
(ca. 1935/TxDOT)

 

Austin Hwy. in Alamo Heights
This is almost certainly between today's Broadway and New Braunfels Ave.
(ca. 1935/TxDOT)

 

Austin Hwy. in Alamo Heights
As with the previous photo, this is almost certainly between today's Broadway and New Braunfels Ave.  The roadway appears to end about 100 yards down.
(ca. 1935/TxDOT)

 

Austin Hwy. in Alamo Heights
This is likely looking inbound at today's New Braunfels Ave.
(ca. 1935/TxDOT)

 

Austin Hwy. at Salado Creek
This is looking northbound (outbound) along the lower road next to the overpass that's there today.
(ca. 1920/TxDOT)

 

Austin Rd. somewhere in northern Bexar County
This photo was taken for a report on billboards.
(ca. 1925/TxDOT)

 

Austin Rd. somewhere in northern Bexar County
This photo was also taken for the report on billboards.
(ca. 1925/TxDOT)

 

Austin Rd. at Cibolo Creek in Selma
This photo shows improvised repairs made to the bridge after flooding.  You can see Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Selma in the background.
(ca. 1920/TxDOT)

 

Austin Rd. at Cibolo Creek in Selma
This photo shows the new bridge built in the early '30s.  You can see the old low-water bridge in front of it.  This view also appears to be looking west.
(ca. 1935/TxDOT)

 

Austin Rd. somewhere between San Antonio and New Braunfels
(ca. 1920/TxDOT)

 

Austin Rd. somewhere between San Antonio and New Braunfels
(ca. 1935/TxDOT)

 

Austin Rd. somewhere between San Antonio and New Braunfels
(ca. 1935/TxDOT)

 

Austin Rd. somewhere between San Antonio and New Braunfels
(ca. 1935/TxDOT)






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