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Ringling Bridge

Photos 

Ringling Causeway, Sarasota, Florida

Boston Public Library

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #316837

Map 

Video 

A WALK ACROSS THE OLD RINGLING DRAWBRIDGE SARASOTA FLORIDA Pt.9

Published on Nov 15, 2012 A walk across the old Ringling Causeway from Bird Key in Saraota, Florida, on the 30th of July 2001, one day before construction on the new Sarasota Skyway bridge began. Filmed by Bernard Durning.

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Bascule bridge over Sarasota Bay on SR-789
Location
Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1957; Replaced 2007
Design
Bascule
Approximate latitude, longitude
+27.33156, -82.55569   (decimal degrees)
27°19'54" N, 82°33'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/346095/3024119 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sarasota
Inventory number
BH 66163 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Bascule (1,033)
Built 1957 (254)
Built during 1950s (3,541)
Florida (606)
Lost (20,982)
Lost 2007 (276)
Lost during 2000s (3,832)
Movable (2,804)
Navigable waterway (2,087)
Replaced by new bridge (13,777)
Sarasota County, Florida (16)
Sarasota, Florida (3)

Update Log 

  • February 23, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • February 22, 2015: New video from Dave King

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • scheda.com - Bridge demolition info & photos
  • Douglas Butler