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Fanning Springs Bridge

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Fanning Springs Bridge Monument

Photo taken by C Hanchey in February 2011

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BH Photo #194131

Map 

Description 

Bridge was the southernmost crossing of the Suwannee River

Facts 

Overview
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Suwannee River on former U.S. 19
Location
Fanning Springs, Dixie County, Florida, and Gilchrist County, Florida
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1934; replaced 1987
Design
Four span Camelback through truss
Also called
Benjamin Chaires Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.59116, -82.93745   (decimal degrees)
29°35'28" N, 82°56'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/312357/3275051 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fanning Springs
Inventory number
BH 48221 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 22, 2011: Added by C Hanchey

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Comments 

Fanning Springs Bridge
Posted February 22, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This is an example of what would be good Section 106 mitigation. If you are going to demolish a historic bridge, at least salvage some of the original material for display.

Fanning Springs Bridge
Posted February 22, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Does this count as "half" a bridge?