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FKOHT - South Pine Channel Bridge

Photo 

Bridgemapper.com photo

Photo taken by Todd Wilson in 2009

BH Photo #405365

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The gap in this bridge will be filled in so the bridge can be fully functional as a pedestrian greenway (rail to trail) bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over South Pine 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 1982, 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 - South Pine Channel Bridge
FEC - South Pine Channel Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+24.66673, -81.38510   (decimal degrees)
24°40'00" N, 81°23'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/461035/2728100 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Summerland Key
Inventory number
BH 48187 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 19, 2011: Added by James McCray

Sources 

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