April 11 in San Antonio history…

1957
The “Brackenridge Eagle” miniature train begins operation in Brackenridge Park.  This is a “soft opening.”  35,000 passengers will ride the train before the grand opening is held on June 14.

1977
A $11,097,995 contract was awarded to Browning Construction company for Phase II construction on the campus of UTSA today.  Included will be a 60,075 addition to the Arts building, a classroom and office building facing east on the west side of the campus plaza and a sculpture and ceramics studio to be located on the west side of campus.

1992
The recently-completed upper decks of I-10 near downtown open today.  The project is part of the $270 million “Downtown Y” expansion project that is widening 10 miles of I-10 and I-35 from four to ten lanes and modernizing the I-10 and I-35 interchange.

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