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Old West Bay Drawbridge

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Overview

Old drawbridge southern approach span straddles the newer replacement spans and is dwarfed by them.

Photo taken by James McCray

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Description 

The southern approach remains and has been converted into a pedestrian walkway/fishing pier. The lift section has been removed.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Sr79 / Icww @ West Bay on Sr-79
Location
Bay County, Florida
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1945, replaced in 1993 with drawbridge section taken out
Design
Other
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 107.0 ft.
Total length: 704.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.29440, -85.85809   (decimal degrees)
30°17'40" N, 85°51'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/609811/3351960 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
West Bay
Inventory numbers
FDOT 460004 (Florida Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 51665 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/1990)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 48.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1989)
4,539

Update Log 

  • March 13, 2012: New photos from James McCray
  • March 9, 2012: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com