Rating:
2 votes

20 Mile Bend Bridge

Photos 

Portal view from the north

These photos were taken with an i-phone and are not the best...sorry!

Photo taken by Matt Lohry

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BH Photo #223400

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss swing bridge over C-51 Canal on CR-880 (Canal Street)
Location
Palm Beach County, Florida
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1937
Design
Warren through truss center-pivoting swing bridge with riveted connections.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 184.1 ft.
Total length: 219.8 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+26.68541, -80.38909   (decimal degrees)
26°41'07" N, 80°23'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/560779/2951738 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Loxahatchee NW
Inventory numbers
FDOT 930940 (Florida Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 46074 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 45.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
14,400

Update Log 

  • January 19, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 1, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • January 15, 2012: New photos from Matt Lohry
  • October 13, 2011: Updated by Matt Lohry: Updated bridge type: this is a Warren through truss swing bridge!
  • September 6, 2010: Added by Nathan Holth

Sources 

Comments 

20 Mile Bend Bridge
Posted October 19, 2017, by Nathan Delaplaine (ndelaplaine [at] gmail [dot] com)

If this bridge no longer operates, then I think itís time to replace this bridge with a non movable span.

20 Mile Bend Bridge
Posted October 13, 2011, by Matt Lohry

I have moved from Minnesota to Palm Beach County, Florida, and went to visit this bridge tonight. I was amazed to find out that this small through truss bridge is actually a swing bridge! Additionally, the gearing is intact, in great shape, and still appears to be used from time to time. The bridge is beautiful and in decent condition with little surface rust and no damaged members. I took pictures with my I-phone, but I have no computer and can't upload them just yet.