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Gasparilla Sound Fishing Pier

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SAL - Grasparilla Sound Bridge

Florida

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in June 2013

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BH Photo #289689

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Description 

This railroad rolling lift bridge type was built here 1911 in Florida and relocated in Long Island Beach New York in 1988 after being removed in 1981.

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Overview
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Gasparilla Sound on Seaboard System
Location
Placida, Charlotte County, Florida
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1911; Abandoned and drawbridge removed 1981; Converted 1983
Builders
- Pittsfield Construction Co. of Englewood, Florida (1983 Trail Conversion)
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Works of Roanoke, Virginia (Original Construction) [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Railroads
- Charlotte Harbor & Northern Railway (CH&N)
- Family Lines System (FL)
- Rail-to-trail
- Seaboard Air Line Railway (SAL)
- Seaboard Coast Line Railroad (SCL)
- Seaboard System Railroad (SBD)
Design
Warren through truss bascule
Also called
SAL - Gasparilla Sound Causeway (N)
SCL - Gasparilla Sound Causeway (N)
SBD - Gasparilla Sound Causeway (N)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+26.82718, -82.26712   (decimal degrees)
26°49'38" N, 82°16'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/374084/2967922 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Placida
Inventory number
BH 62086 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 2, 2018: Updated by Douglas Butler: Bridge relocated in Long Island NY
  • July 29, 2014: New Street View added by Luke
  • July 29, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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