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Historic US90 - Pecos River Crossing
East Bank - Down to the river
In this sequence of photos we are traveling west on the old US90 towards the Pecos River. The photos starts where the old alignment deviates from the current alignment and continues down to river.
The old highway on the east bank is used for access to a public boat ramp and a small park. This photo and the next are typical scenes along the old road.
Going down to the river.
Photo by Todd Schuh.
Rounding the final turn before the boat ramp we catch a view of abandoned road on the west bank.
Part of the old road has been widened and made into a parking area for boaters to leave their trucks and trailers. At this location the original road disappears under water as it makes a final turn towards the main channel and opposite shore. The roadway, which is submerged in this shot, makes an appearance when the Amistad Reservoir level drops.
A look at the end of the old section on the east bank (a.k.a. boat ramp) from the bridge.
Another look at the end from a small dock attached to the shore.
A look at the opposite shore from the dock. The original highway extended for about 20 to 30 yards before converting to a bridge for crossing the river. In the photo is about 30 feet above the original road height. The level of the river was about another 50 feet below the bridge elevation