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FKOHT - Saddlebunch Keys Bridge #4

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http://www.drgw.net/trips/report.php?tr=FLAK.3

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BH Photo #193946

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Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Saddlebunch #4 Channel on an old alignment of the Overseas Railroad/Highway (US 1); presently the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail
Location
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 1980, converted into a pedestrian bridge in 2001
Builder
- Henry Flagler
Railroads
- Florida East Coast Railway (FEC)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Also called
Overseas Highway - Saddlebunch Keys Bridge #4
FEC - Saddlebunch Keys Bridge #4
Approximate latitude, longitude
+24.62307, -81.60261   (decimal degrees)
24°37'23" N, 81°36'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/439005/2723345 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saddlebunch Keys
Inventory number
BH 48110 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 19, 2011: New photo from James McCray
  • February 12, 2011: Added by James McCray

Sources 

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

Comments 

Saddlebunch Keys Historic Bridge #4
Posted March 26, 2012, by Barb Matheson (BarbM5977 [at] aol [dot] com)

Having recently purchased & eagerly awaiting our new home to be built, I plan to spend MANY a year gazing lovingly at this old structure which I will be able to see from our back deck. We've already walked it quite a few times. Our dogs enjoy peering thru it's sides at the water below and beyond. Maybe, after countless footfalls across it's aging yet sturdy back, it'll let me in on a few of it's secrets. Someday...... someday.