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Sharp's Ferry Bridge

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Sharp's Ferry Swing Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in February 2011

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BH Photo #194176

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    Facts 

    Overview
    Swing bridge over Oklawaha River on CR 314
    Location
    Marion County, Florida
    Status
    Open to pedestrians only
    Future prospects
    Replaced with a new bridge for automobile traffic with the historic truss bridge being reused for pedestrian use.
    History
    Built 1928
    Design
    Riveted Warren Pony truss Swing
    Dimensions
    Total length: 235.9 ft.
    Also called
    Oklawaha River CR314 Bridge
    Approximate latitude, longitude
    +29.18351, -81.99263   (decimal degrees)
    29°11'01" N, 81°59'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
    Approximate UTM coordinates
    17/403486/3228724 (zone/easting/northing)
    Quadrangle map:
    Lynne
    Average daily traffic (as of 2002)
    3,388
    Inventory numbers
    FDOT 364110 (Florida Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
    BH 12408 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
    Inspection report (as of March 2008)
    Overall condition: Poor
    Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
    Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
    Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
    Sufficiency rating: 22.5 (out of 100)
    View more at BridgeReports.com

    Categories 

    Built 1928 (1,125)
    Built during 1920s (9,485)
    Florida (614)
    Have street view (25,415)
    Marion County, Florida (13)
    Movable (2,848)
    Navigable waterway (2,091)
    Open to pedestrians (3,817)
    Owned by county (20,055)
    Pony truss (15,700)
    Preserved (1,125)
    Structurally deficient (15,850)
    Swing (1,361)
    Total length 175-250 feet (4,061)
    Truss (31,245)
    Warren pony truss (3,198)
    Warren truss (6,250)

    Update Log 

    • December 10, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
    • August 24, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
    • February 24, 2011: New photos from C Hanchey
    • April 20, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Bridge may be relocated and preserved.

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    Comments 

    Oklawaha River Bridge
    Posted July 14, 2010, by Larry (forestfisherman [at] aol [dot] com)

    The Sharps Ferry Bridge was moved from state raod 40 to its location now when the bridge for the bardge canal was built.

    The original Sharps Ferry Bridge was A Wooden Bridge.

    Oklawaha River Bridge
    Posted April 30, 2007, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

    This is known as the Sharp's Ferry Bridge. I had hoped to take some pics of it when I was in Ocala on vacation in Feb....but never got out there.