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Acosta Bridge (Old)

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Acosta Bridge (Old)

Jacksonville FL

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #288529

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker through truss bridge over St Johns River on State Route 13
Location
Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1921; Replaced 1991
Builders
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (Steel Manufacturer)
- J. L. Harrington of Kansas City, Missouri (Designer)
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas (Contractor)
Design
Parker through truss vertical lift
Also called
The Yellow Monster
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.32078, -81.66355   (decimal degrees)
30°19'15" N, 81°39'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/436208/3354517 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 61728 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 24, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added info from forum comment
  • July 15, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke

Comments 

Acosta Bridge (Old)
Posted October 24, 2014, by Darren (dannytoro1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The old St.John's River Toll bridge was built by Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; and designed by J. L. Harrington of Kansas City, Mo. Also quite a bit of the steelwork was prefabbed by Bethlehem Steel. This according to: http://www.jaxhistory.com/Jax%20Arch%20Herit/D-98.htm

Also, if memory serves correctly, the structure itself stayed remarkably solid for a brackish water major bridge. However the main pilings had been badly undercut by the heavy current in this bend in the St.Johns.