Rating:
No votes cast

FKOHT - Rockland Channel Bridge

Photo 

Bridgemapper.com photo

Photo taken by Todd Wilson in 2009

BH Photo #405578

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Rockland Channel on an old alignment of the Overseas Railroad/Highway (US 1); presently the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail
Location
Big Coppitt Key, Monroe County, Florida
Status
Open to pedestrians
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 1979, converted into a pedestrian bridge in 2001
Builder
- Henry Flagler
Railroads
- Florida East Coast Railway (FEC)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Overseas Highway - Rockland Channel Bridge
FEC - Rockland Channel Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+24.59240, -81.66668   (decimal degrees)
24°35'33" N, 81°40'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/432503/2719979 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boca Chica Key
Inventory number
BH 48102 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 12, 2011: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Todd Wilson