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Platt Street Bridge

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Photo taken by James Baughn

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Overview
Bascule bridge over Hillsborough River on Platt Street in Tampa
Location
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1926; rehabilitated 2012
Builders
- Lakeside Bridge & Steel Co. of North Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
- Tibbets, Pleasant, Green & Beckman
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 115.2 ft.
Total length: 421.0 ft.
Deck width: 39.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 327.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+27.94167, -82.45861   (decimal degrees)
27°56'30" N, 82°27'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/356499/3091596 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tampa
Inventory numbers
FDOT 105500 (Florida Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 12385 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 50.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
20,500

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2017: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 3, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • March 21, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • May 12, 2008: New photos from James Baughn
  • May 10, 2008: Updated design

Sources 

  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Platt Street Bridge
Posted September 12, 2011, by Tampa Jodi (jah [dot] 10 [at] netzero [dot] net)

History/Background

The Platt Street Bridge in downtown Tampa was constructed in 1926 at a cost of $400,000. The Platt Street Bridge, as well as the Cass Street Bridge, were designed by the Strauss Bascule Bridge Company, which also designed the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. At 518 feet long, it serves as a vital link between South Tampa and the downtown business core. In 2006, the bridge was granted a historic designation.

Construction Project

A complete rehabilitation of the Bridge is required as it has outlived its normal useful life span and needs to be upgraded to current standards. The major repairs include the reconditioning/replacement of mechanical bridge elements, replacement of the electrical bridge control system, replacement of the bridge roadway deck grating, structural concrete and steel repairs, painting of the bridge structure, and tender house repairs.

Schedule

The project will proceed in three phases:

Phase 1 (which started in January 2011) - one lane will be closed for approximately the first four months of the project on the north (left) side of the bridge with an additional intermittent lane closure as necessary

Phase 2 - one lane will be closed on the south (right) side of the bridge for the following approximately four months with an additional intermittent lane closure as necessary

Phase 3 - in October, the bridge will close entirely for 105 days to allow the contractor to open the drawbridge and perform replacement work on its components

The full project is expected to be completed in the spring of 2012. The total budget for the project is $13.8 million, of which $11.4 million will be funded by Community Investment Tax proceeds. The remainder is coming from federal grants.

When the work is completed, the Bridge will be restored to its original functionality and historical appearance.