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Howard Frankland Bridge

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Overview
Bridge over Old Tampa Bay on I-275
Location
Pinellas County, Florida, and Hillsborough County, Florida
Status
Open to traffic
History
Original bridge opened in 1960 and only carried four lanes. New Southbound bridge opened in 1991
Design
The Howard Frankland Bridge opened in 1960 and only carried four lanes. Planning began for a larger-capacity replacement in 1978. By the 1987, it was concluded that a parallel, four lane span would be built. The new $54 million southbound span was opened to traffic in July 1990. The older bridge was then closed to traffic, rehabilitated, and reopened in 1992. The bridge is listed as having 315 main spans.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 98.1 ft.
Total length: 15,900.0 ft. (3.0 mi.)
Deck width: 58.4 ft.
Also called
Howard Frankenstein Bridge (local slang)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+27.91778, -82.61449   (decimal degrees)
27°55'04" N, 82°36'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/341127/3089142 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gandy Bridge
Inventory numbers
FDOT 150107 (Florida Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 38236 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 79.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
76,000

Update Log 

  • February 24, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: Merged NBI Data.
  • November 28, 2008: Updated by Kim Harvey: corrected route number
  • November 28, 2008: Added by Nathan Morton

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