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Intracoastal Waterway Bridge

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Intracoastal Waterway

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Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #288524

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Facts 

Overview
Pair of bascule bridges over the Intracoastal Waterway on US 90 (FL 212) in Jacksonville Beach
Location
Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1949
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 104.0 ft.
Total length: 515.1 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.28806, -81.42111   (decimal degrees)
30°17'17" N, 81°25'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/459502/3350780 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jacksonville Beach
Inventory numbers
FDOT 720069 (Florida Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 12362 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 12, 2017: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • October 31, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished and replaced.
  • August 29, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 15, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 5, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

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Comments 

Intracoastal Waterway Bridge
Posted October 8, 2007, by Tim Chastain (pegasus [at] digital [dot] net)

In 1974,I use to take my small boat into the span late at night, with a 3kt current running. When the span was opening, I would place my boat below the counter weights, as the bridge opened the wieghts would lower and stop about 3' from the waters surface. My friends would typically be Stoned to the bone, and the counter wieghts would totally freak them.

I will miss the old bridge.

T.C.

Intracoastal Waterway Bridge
Posted October 8, 2007, by Tim Chastain (pegasus [at] digital [dot] net)

Well another bites the dust.

I grew up listening to the cars crossing the steel mesh of the span. To this day this sound brings back a flood of memories.

I eventualy was the dock master of Beach Marine located on both side s of the bridge.

This Bridge was called the Mcormick Bridge.

Tim

Intracoastal Waterway Bridge
Posted February 8, 2007, by Brian and Jennifer Roos (dragon8warrior [at] gmail [dot] com)

It looked like they were constructing a causeway to eliminate the need for this really interesting bascule pair.