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CSX - New River Drawbridge (Old)

Photos 

Elevation.

Source: FDOT

BH Photo #276005

Map 

Video 

South Florida Railfan

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over South Fork New River on Railroad (CSX)
Location
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida
Status
Replaced by a new bridge and moved to a park
Future prospects
Slated to be replaced, but bascule span is reportedly to be relocated to unknown park in Fort Lauderdale!
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Builder)
- Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Commuter Rail
- Seaboard Air Line Railway (SAL)
- Seaboard Coast Line Railroad (SCL)
- Seaboard System Railroad (SBD)
- Tri-Rail (TRCX)
Design
Single leaf Scherzer type rolling lift bascule.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 73.8 ft.
Total length: 292.3 ft.
Also called
SAL - Miami Extension Drawbridge
TCRX - New River Drawbridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+26.09636, -80.16939   (decimal degrees)
26°05'47" N, 80°10'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/583058/2886619 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fort Lauderdale South
Inventory number
BH 59937 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 14, 2015: New video from Douglas Butler
  • October 4, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • March 28, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • March 25, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Tri-Rail", "Commuter Rail"
  • February 25, 2014: Added by Nathan Holth

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CSX New River Bridge
Posted February 25, 2014, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I found some plans online that states that "The existing Bridge bascule span over the New River (Bridge No. SX1013.8) is to be salvaged by careful disassembly of the bascule span into transportable components (by barge and/or truck) for the purpose of assembly at a new location in Park owned by the City of Fort Lauderdale." If this transpires, this would be an amazing and almost unheard of situation where a railroad bridge being replaced was preserved by relocation!