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Brackenridge Benches and Bridges

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1920s–1940s, Dionicio Rodríguez. Brackenridge Park

From the 1920s through the 1940s, Rodríguez created fanciful landscape elements around the park from concrete molded to look like wood. Benches and bridges appear to be rustic constructions of bark covered with logs and branches. Even more extraordinary is his pedestrian bridge, in which Rodríguez created a rustic arbor out of concrete.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Brackenridge Benches and Bridges", [San Antonio, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 181-181.

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