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Dewey M. Johnson Bridge

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Dewey M. Johnson Bridge

Elevation in 2011, showing the original blue paint scheme

Photo taken by quincypair at clubkayak.com

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BH Photo #473514

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Description 

The Dewey M. Johnson Bridge is noted for being an example of the haunched deck plate girder design, which outside of the state of Arkansas which built them in abundance, are one of the more uncommon types of girder bridges. Additionally, this bridge and river forms the boundary between the Eastern & Central time zones, which also makes the location noteworthy. Both of the identical bridges were originally painted blue, but as of 2020 have been repainted red.

Facts 

Overview
Twin-span haunched deck plate girder bridge over Apalachicola River on Interstate 10
Location
Jackson County, Florida, and Gadsden County, Florida
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1978
Design
Twin-span haunched deck plate girder bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 296.9 ft.
Total length: 6,100.4 ft. (1.2 mi.)
Deck width: 39.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.63351, -84.90429   (decimal degrees)
30°38'01" N, 84°54'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/700852/3390858 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
FDOT 500086 (Florida Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 89536 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 8, 2020: New photo from Nick Boppel

Sources 

  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com