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Ortega River Bridge

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Ortega River Bridge

Florida

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #288525

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Overview
Bascule bridge over Ortega River on FL 211 in Jacksonville
Location
Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1927; rehabilitated 1996
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 78.1 ft.
Total length: 1,143.1 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.28056, -81.70528   (decimal degrees)
30°16'50" N, 81°42'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/432168/3350084 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jacksonville
Inventory numbers
FDOT 720005 (Florida Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 12365 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 66.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
5,300

Update Log 

  • December 3, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • June 7, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • March 9, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 24, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: NRHP Eligible
  • July 15, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • May 5, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

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Comments 

Ortega River Bridge
Posted March 13, 2015, by Jerry Sinclair (jrrysinclair [at] aol [dot] com)

This bridge will not be easily removed as it is listed as a historical monument. It is occasionally closed for repairs and maintenance. The locals love this bridge and would not want it changed or widened. The Coast Guard is happy with the draw span horizontal clearance as no barges or wide vessels enter the Ortega River (unlike the Bridge of Lions in St. Augustine which had to be completely overhauled to accommodate frequent commercial traffic).

Ortega River Bridge
Posted December 27, 2006, by Jim Miles (JammingATsprintmail [dot] com)

Beautiful Old Florida Bridge, not many like it. See it before someone at the Transportation Department thinks it needs to be replaced.