Bridges Over the Brazos by Jon McConal
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Bridges Over the Brazos
By Jon McConal

Bridges Over the Brazos

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Bridges Over the Brazos by Jon McConal

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The Brazos River meanders 923 miles from the Texas Panhandle to the Gulf of Mexico, crossing the High Plains, the West Texas Lower Rolling Plains, the Western Cross Timbers, the Grand Prairie, and the Gulf Coastal Plain. Journalist Jon McConal has spent many hours hiking the river's banks and camping out on its sandbars, discovering the many bridges that cross the river, and studying maps and tracing the river's route. His friend Eddie Lane has canoed and camped the Brazos, even retracing the canoe journey made famous by John Graves in Goodbye to a River. The two drove more than four thousand miles to look at sixty-two bridges ranging from a private bridge made from oil-field pipe to modern concrete structures. They stood on the bridges and watched the river, sometimes loaded with trash, sometimes serene and gentle. They met the people who lived near the bridges, heard their stories, and are in local cafes. This is the story of two men with a love of the out-doors and the Brazos River and the people they met along their journey. They hope readers, too, will want to take a few day trips and explore the Brazos and its bridges.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780875653129
ISBN-10: 087565312X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Texas Christian University Press,U.S.
Publisher: Texas Christian University Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jon McConal

A native of West Texas, JON McCONAL was on the staff of the Fort Worth Star - Telegram for forty years, twenty as a contributing editor and twenty as a columnist, writing most often about rural and old-time Texas. Now retired, he and his wife make their home in Granbury. McConal is the author of Jon McConal's Texas and My Years with Bob Wills.

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