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Main Street Bridge

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View from southwest

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Overview
Vertical lift bridge over St. Johns River on US 1 (Main Street) in Jacksonville
Location
Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida
Status
Open to four-lane traffic
History
Built 1941 by the Mt. Vernon Bridge Co.
Builder
- Mt. Vernon Bridge Co. of Mt. Vernon, Ohio
Design
Vertical lift Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 365.0 ft.
Total length: 1,680.2 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
John T. Alsop, Jr. Bridge (official name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.32203, -81.65851   (decimal degrees)
30°19'19" N, 81°39'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/436693/3354653 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jacksonville
Inventory numbers
FDOT 720022 (Florida Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 12363 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 47.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
18,200

Update Log 

  • December 7, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • June 3, 2015: New photo from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • February 19, 2015: Photos imported by Dave King
  • November 24, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: NRHP Eligible
  • October 4, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • February 24, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • August 26, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 15, 2013: New photos from Michael Miller
  • March 16, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate
  • May 5, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • July 31, 2006: Posted new photos

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Comments 

Main Street Bridge
Posted November 19, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge is currently undergoing rehabilitation. It is closed to vehicular traffic, but one of the sidewalks remains open to pedestrians.

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

Be careful in driving this bridge as it has been upgraded several times for traction problems when wet. The latest upgrade is ongoing and may have cured the problem, but take it safe driving on your mind.