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Palm Valley Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #146362

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost bascule bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on County Road C210
Location
St. Johns County, Florida
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1937, replaced 2003
Design
double-leaf bascule plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 82.0 ft.
Total length: 226.1 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.13249, -81.38538   (decimal degrees)
30°07'57" N, 81°23'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/462880/3333529 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Palm Valley
Inventory numbers
FDOT 783080 (Florida Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 43379 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 28, 2015: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • September 14, 2009: Added by Kim Harvey

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Comments 

Palm Valley Bridge
Posted September 25, 2010, by Jerry Sinclair (jrrysinclair [at] aol [dot] com)

Way back in 1959 or 1960 I was a wee little lad and was fascinated with draw bridges. We were on a Sunday drive and my dad pulled over so I could explore. I met the bridge tender. His name was "Carol" and he allowed me to operate the draw bridge from start to finish. We came back many times and my mother would make pound cake for Carol. He was very nice to me.

State law prohibits such adventure. I will always remember the PVB.