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Thomas A. Edison Bridge

Photos 

Edison Bridge- Caloosahatchee River, Fort Myers, Fla.

Boston Public Library

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #316554

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bascule bridge over Callosahatchee River on Buss-41/Sr-739
Location
Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1930; Replaced 1992
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 105.0 ft.
Total length: 4,475.3 ft. (0.8 mi.)
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Also called
Callosahatchee River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+26.65373, -81.87070   (decimal degrees)
26°39'13" N, 81°52'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/413348/2948379 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fort Myers
Inventory numbers
FDOT 120910 (Florida Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 66134 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/1991)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 45.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1988)
22,942

Categories 

Bascule (1,027)
Built 1930 (1,621)
Built during 1930s (10,694)
Deck girder (4,601)
Florida (574)
Fort Myers, Florida (3)
Girder (8,174)
Lee County, Florida (15)
Lost (18,949)
Lost 1992 (427)
Lost during 1990s (3,716)
Movable (2,712)
Owned by state (13,898)
Plate girder (6,276)
Replaced by new bridge (12,572)
Slab (1,560)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,069)
Structurally deficient (18,555)
Total length over 2500 feet (801)

Update Log 

  • January 19, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • February 19, 2015: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler