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Austin's Congress Street bridge is famous for its bats. Mexican free-tailed bats emerge each summer evening from under the bridge, streaming their way along Lady Bird Lake and out into the Hill Country. Two of the bridges along Shoal Creek also give people a chance to see the bats up close and personal. This photo is of the emergence from the W 9th Street bridge.