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FKOHT - Long Key Viaduct

Photos 

Longkeyviaduct

Postcard View

photo from Florida Photographic Collection

BH Photo #129278

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Carried the Florida East Coast Railway prior to 1935, and then carried US 1 up until the highway built a new bridge .

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Long Key Channel on Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail
Location
Monroe County, Florida
Status
Open to Pedestrians as part of the F.K.O.H.T.
History
Built ca. 1908-12 for use by the Overseas Railroad, converted to highway use (US 1) in 1938, made obselete by new bridge in 1982, converted into a pedestrian bridge in 2001
Builders
- Henry Flagler
- William Krome
Railroads
- Florida East Coast Railway (FEC)
- Rail-to-road
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 3, 1979
Also called
Long Key Viaduct
FEC - Long Key Viaduct
Approximate latitude, longitude
+24.79722, -80.86694   (decimal degrees)
24°47'50" N, 80°52'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/513448/2742501 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Long Key
Inventory numbers
NRHP 79000684 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 38301 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 8, 2017: New photo from Dave King
  • May 21, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Rail-to-trail"
  • February 22, 2011: Updated by James McCray: updated NRHP info
  • February 11, 2011: Updated by James McCray: Updated status of bridge to show that it is open to pedestrians as part of the FKOHT
  • March 13, 2010: Updated by Kim Harvey: street view
  • July 4, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey: added category: rail to road
  • December 5, 2008: Added by Kim Harvey

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