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Howard Frankland Bridge

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Bridge over Old Tampa Bay on I-275
Pinellas County, Florida, and Hillsborough County, Florida
Open to traffic
Original bridge opened in 1960 and only carried four lanes. New Southbound bridge opened in 1991
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.
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
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
Inventory numbers
FDOT 150107 (Florida Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 38236 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 79.2 (out of 100)
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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