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SGLR - Caloosahatchee River Bridge

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SGLR Caloosahatchee River Bridge

Closed for trains

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #287010

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Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over the Caloosahatchee River on the Seminole Gulf Railway in North Fort Myers
Location
North Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1903 as a swing bridge by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad; main span replaced 1977 with a bascule draw
Railroads
- Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Family Lines System (FL)
- Seaboard Coast Line Railroad (SCL)
- Seaboard System Railroad (SBD)
- Seminole Gulf Railway (SGLR)
Design
Bascule Through truss with wooden trestle approaches
Approximate latitude, longitude
+26.69444, -81.81502   (decimal degrees)
26°41'40" N, 81°48'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/418918/2952851 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fort Myers
Inventory number
BH 12400 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 17, 2019: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • August 30, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 4, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • October 7, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • December 4, 2006: Posted photo from Harvey Henkelman

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

SGLR - Caloosahatchee River Bridge
Posted January 15, 2019, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Great pictures in Mike's attached folder. I hope we can add them to the page.

SGLR - Caloosahatchee River Bridge
Posted January 15, 2019, by Luke

Current bridge was built in 1977: https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/211302968/

SGLR - Caloosahatchee River Bridge
Posted January 15, 2019, by mike rooney (mickey [at] mrooney [dot] biz)

I'm working on this bridge would like more info from it's origination.

Attachment #1 (application/zip; 5,784,639 bytes)

Tice Railroad Bridge
Posted January 22, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Spansaver agrees with Spanfan......

Tice Railroad Bridge
Posted January 22, 2011, by Spanfan (susorcar [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Pic #2 is absolutely beautiful!