City of San Marcos warns of collapsed footbridge at mill race

A footbridge has collapsed at the Thompson's Island Dam, according to the city of San Marcos.

A footbridge has collapsed at the Thompson's Island Dam, according to the city of San Marcos.

A footbridge connecting Thompson's Island parkland to the bank of the San Marcos River has collapsed, the city of San Marcos said in a news release.

The collapse occurred at the mill race, the man-made channel next to Cape's Dam which allows kayakers and tubers to bypass the dam and reconnect with the river’s main channel farther east near Martindale.

Spokesperson Kristy Stark said the collapse occurred naturally, and crews are working to remove the debris.

Thompson's Island and Cape's Park have been closed for several years because of damage caused by storms. According to the release, major repairs are required in these parks, and no date has been set to reopen them.

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By Marie Albiges

Marie Albiges was the editor for the San Marcos, Buda and Kyle edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She covered San Marcos City Council, San Marcos CISD and Hays County Commissioners Court. Marie previously reported for the Central Austin edition. Marie moved to Austin from Williamsburg, Va. in 2016 and was born in France. She has since moved on from Community Impact in May 2018.


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