Walkers along the Museum Reach of the San Antonio River most likely pay no attention to the small, steel footbridge that crosses the River just north of the San Antonio Museum of Art. But this bridge, like many bridges that cross the River, has a history of its own.
Originally installed between the towers of the Lone Star Brewery’s main building, the bridge was replaced by a glass skywalk during the renovation of the building by the San Antonio Museum Association. It was stored away until it was placed in its current location as part of the San Antonio River Improvements Project in 2009 and named the Brewery Bridge in recognition of its former location.
Today it allows walkers to cross from the west side of the River to the east side in order to continue on to downtown. Walkers that continue on the west side will reach the San Antonio Museum of Art and its interestingly renovated and repurposed property.