Alton told me the first bridge was built in 1903, serving farmers and market. The bridge fell in 1924 as a young boy was driving his cattle, killing the boy and his cattle.
The next bridge was demolished by a 1936 flood. The Regency Suspension Bridge was erected in 1939 built with most of the work done by local hand labor and this bridge was 25 feet higher than the highest recorded flood.
Alton, and many other Texans told me that it has been a year since the last measurable rainfall. Alton, like many other Texans have a water collection system.
I asked Alton, How this recession was effecting him. His response is that it was not any big deal, as he has a garden, and lives as much off the land as the original river folks have done for generations,
Regency is true Texas gem, and in my feelings ranks up there with Luckenbach.
The Bridge does not have that much life left in it, so if you are in the Goldthwaite/San Saba try to give it a visit, you will be glad you did.