The Story of Our Bridge
The Suspension Bridge finish line is a symbol of how the Miracle Match Marathon “Bridges the Gap” between Donors and Recipients.
A Little History:
At 475 feet, Waco’s Historic Suspension Bridge was the longest single-span suspension bridge west of the Mississippi when it was completed in 1870. It brought the Chisholm Trail right through the heart of Downtown Waco.
The bridge cost $135,000 to build and was used by pedestrians and wagons as well as livestock.
A tornado devestated Waco in 1953, destroying much of downtown and killing 114 people. But the Suspension Bridge stood strong.
Crucial to traders and travelers for well over a century, the bridge stands as a icon of Waco history and is the centerpiece of many community festivals and events.
We think it makes a swell finish line.