The City of Waco, Best of Central Texas
Waco calendar YouTube Facebook Twitter
Waco
Parks & Recreation

Suspension Bridge & Riverwalk

Outdoor Recreation

Suspension BridgeStatues

The historic Suspension Bridge was completed in 1870 and remains a legendary icon of downtown Waco. For years, the bridge served as a Chisholm Trail crossing, and at the time of its completion,
it was the longest single-span suspension bridge west of the Mississippi. The bridge was built with cable supplied by the John Roebling Co., who built the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.

The bridge is flanked by two great Waco parks — Indian Spring Park on the west side, and Martin Luther King, Jr. park on the east side. The bridge is the centerpiece of many community festivals and events, and serves as a great venue for parties and special events.

Waco RiverwalkRiverwalk

In 2008, the first pieces of the “Branding the Brazos” sculptors made their debut next to the bridge. The towering Chisholm Trail sculptures, crafted by Robert Summers, include an oversized, bronze trail boss driving longhorns on their way to crossing the Brazos. Additional art pieces and monuments also surround the bridge.

The Waco Riverwalk includes approximately seven miles of multi-use, lighted trail that loops along both banks of the Brazos River.

The scenic riverwalk stretches from Baylor University to Cameron Park and passes underneath the Suspension Bridge.

The rivewalk is accessible from various points throught downtown Waco and captures the natural beauty of the Brazos River Corridor.

Notify Me

Notify Me: Sign Up

Sign up for our notification list and we'll send you an
e-mail when the information on this page is updated!

E-mail Address: 

For your protection we use a “double opt-in” sign-up system. We will send you an
e-mail requiring your confirmation before adding you to the notification list.
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer

Notify Me