Denison Man Falls to Death at Austin Bridge

Phillip Short of Denison was posing for photos on a cliff overlooking Pennybacker Bridge

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    flickr/Jeff Gunn
    Pennybacker Bridge, photo taken on May 28, 2011 near Austin.

    A North Texas man is dead after he fell from a cliff while posing for a photograph with a landmark Austin bridge in the background.

    The Travis County Medical Examiner's Office identifies the dead man as 63-year-old Phillip Lloyd Short of Denison.

    The Austin Fire Department says he died Sunday afternoon in the fall of 50 to 75 feet from a cliff overlooking the Pennybacker Bridge on Loop 360 over the Colorado River in the far western hills of Austin.

    Fire Lt. Jim Baker says Short's family was taking photos of the much-photographed bridge at sunset when Short fell to his death.