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Sanibel Causeway Bridge

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Sanibel Causeway Bridge

Open for boat traffic

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #287007

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Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over San Carlos Bay on Sanibel Causeway in Sanibel
Location
Lee County, Florida
Status
Demolished and replaced with a fixed high level bridge.
History
Built 1963
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.1 ft.
Total length: 2,090.7 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 28.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+26.48333, -82.01500   (decimal degrees)
26°28'60" N, 82°00'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/398837/2929611 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sanibel
Inventory numbers
FDOT 124043 (Florida Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 12399 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 24, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 4, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • August 10, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished and replaced.

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Comments 

Sanibel Causeway Bridge
Posted August 10, 2011, by George Wilkens (gwilkens [at] tampatrib [dot] com)

Yes, as the previous poster notes, this info woefully outdated. The totally rebuilt bridge and causeway now carries a $6 toll for two-axle vehicles.

Sanibel Causeway Bridge
Posted January 6, 2010, by Tim Fitch (tjf_ddb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

As you are probably aware the Sanibel Drawbridge is no more.

A new causeway has replaced the old span.

Vertical clearance is 80 feet.

I was one of the last operators of the bridge and am now operating the Big Carlos Pass Bridge two days a week.

Tim Fitch