Washed-out Fischer Store Rd Bridge reopens

  • February 27, 2016
  • News
Bridge opening

Photo by Sheila Holt

Folks near Wimberley have something big to celebrate. Today the washed-out Fischer Store Road bridge over the Blanco River officially reopened.

If you don’t understand the excitement in the reopening of this bridge today, you don’t understand how important it is to the livelihood and the safety of the people who live on the other side. Nine months ago the Memorial Weekend floods washed away the Fischer Store Road bridge, isolating Hays County families on the west side of the Blanco River from the rest of the county. Sam Davis has lived near the river for decades. He says, “We had it for 20 years before. And it’s very nice to be here. That’s for sure.”

Davis gathered with an army of elected officials to celebrate the bridge’s return. The crowd also included students from Wimberley High School and Jason’s Well Elementary School… Read more from KEYETV