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FKOHT - Lower Sugarloaf Sound Bridge

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Overview

One can see in this picture how the old railroad bridge was retrofitted into a highway bridge. The highway bridge was, in turn, retrofitted into a greenway trail bridge.

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Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Lower Sugarloaf Channel on an old alignment of the Overseas Railroad/Highway (US 1); presently the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail
Location
Lower Sugarloaf 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 1981, 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 on August 3, 1979
Also called
Overseas Highway - Lower Sugarloaf Sound Bridge
FEC - Lower Sugarloaf Sound Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+24.63263, -81.58699   (decimal degrees)
24°37'57" N, 81°35'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/440591/2724397 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sugarloaf Key
Inventory numbers
NRHP 79000684 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 48112 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 22, 2011: Updated by James McCray: updated NRHP info
  • February 12, 2011: Added by James McCray

Sources 

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