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Mathews Bridge

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Mathews Bridge

Photo taken by Ben Tate in March 2011

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BH Photo #195428

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Overview
Cantilever Through truss bridge over St. Johns River on FL 10A in Jacksonville
Location
Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1953
Builder
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Design
Cantilever through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 810.1 ft.
Total length: 7,376.3 ft. (1.4 mi.)
Deck width: 48.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 21.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
St. Johns River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.32722, -81.62417   (decimal degrees)
30°19'38" N, 81°37'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/439998/3355210 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Arlington
Inventory numbers
FDOT 720076 (Florida Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 12367 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 44.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
62,500

Update Log 

  • June 3, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • February 19, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • November 24, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: NRHP Eligible
  • September 26, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added builder per plaque.
  • February 24, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • March 16, 2011: New photo from Ben Tate
  • May 5, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated bridge type.

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Comments 

Mathews Bridge
Posted October 3, 2013, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

A section of bottom chord of this bridge was sliced apart by a boat! Fortunately, in reality "fracture critical" bridges like truss bridges don't always collapse when a single member fails.

http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2013/10/01/25-m...

St. Johns River Bridge
Posted December 3, 2007, by Brian and Jennifer Roos (dragon8warrioir [at] gmail [dot] com)

Forgot that we had these as well!

St. Johns River Bridge
Posted November 4, 2007, by Stephen Firman (sfirman1 [at] verizon [dot] net)

Bridge is known as The Mathews Bridge

http://www.mathewsbridge.info/index.html

Rehabilatated 2007

Contractor PCL Civil

Steel Supplier Florida Structural Steel