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Trooper J.D. Young Memorial Bridge

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Trooper J.D. Young Memorial Bridge

Elevation, girder bridge in front

Photo taken by Ted J.B. at FourSquare

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BH Photo #472576

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Description 

This twin-span bridge is unusual in that despite both bridges being built at the same time, the two bridges follow two different types of beam bridge construction. The western bridge, which carries southbound traffic, is a concrete girder bridge similar in design to the Hernando de Soto Bridge downstream. The eastern bridge, which carries northbound traffic, is a concrete stringer bridge that has significant visual differences with the girder bridge, even though the structure ultimately functions in a similar manner.

Facts 

Overview
Twin-span beam bridge over Mantee River on Interstate 75
Location
Ellenton, Manatee County, Florida
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1980
Design
Concrete girder (southbound span); concrete stringer (northbound span)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 109.9 ft.
Total length: 3,825.0 ft. (0.7 mi.)
Deck width: 55.8 ft.
Also called
Interstate 75 Mantee River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+27.52434, -82.50591   (decimal degrees)
27°31'28" N, 82°30'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/351280/3045416 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
58,000
Inventory numbers
FDOT 130104 (Florida Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 89348 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 95.3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • May 22, 2020: New photo from Nick Boppel

Sources 

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