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Laurel Street Bridge

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Photo taken by James Baughn

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Description 

Appears in the Marvel Comics film "The Punisher"

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Overview
Bascule bridge over Hillsborough River on Laurel Street in Tampa
Location
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1927 by the U.G.I. Contracting Co.; rehabilitated 1969
Builders
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
- U.G.I. Contracting Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Design
Bascule Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 99.4 ft.
Total length: 365.8 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.5 ft.
Also called
Fortune Street Bridge (original name)
Fortune Street Bridge (original name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+27.95455, -82.46484   (decimal degrees)
27°57'16" N, 82°27'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/355904/3093031 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tampa
Inventory numbers
FDOT 105503 (Florida Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 12382 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 61.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
5,240

Update Log 

  • February 24, 2014: New photo from Jack Schmidt
  • December 24, 2011: Updated by C Hanchey: Added bridge builder
  • May 12, 2008: New photos from James Baughn
  • May 10, 2008: Updated design

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Sources 

  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Bridgemapper.com - by Todd Wilson and Lauren Winkler
  • Bridgemapper.com - by Todd Wilson and Lauren Winkler
  • Douglas Butler
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net