Visit Bastrop's Going the Extra Mile (GEM) program gives YOU the opportunity to recognize employees in our community for exemplary service and dedicated performance to their role in hospitality. One of the most important components of the visitor experience is the quality of the interface between the visitor and the tourism worker, and their experience with tourism service providers. This award recognizes the hard work and dedication of employees in the hospitality community! Vote now through April 14!

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Old Iron Bridge (1923-present)

  • 123 Chestnut St
  • Bastrop, TX 78602
After World War 1, a new bridge was needed to handle the increasing traffic between Houston and Austin. The steel bridge was completed in 1923 and opened for use in 1924.
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