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Suwannee Springs Bridge

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1973

Photo from Florida State Libary and Archives

View this photo at fpc.dos.state.fl.us

Video 

The Bridge To Nowhere by AdamtheWoo

PLEASE SUBSCRIBE & THUMBS UP ! www.AdamTheWoo.com - Jinger and I braved the woods to find the Bridge To Nowhere. We didnt realize we would be greeted by locals.

Video posted by Daniel Hopkins

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Suwannee River on former US 129 Alignment in Suwannee Springs
Location
Suwannee Springs, Suwannee County, Florida, and Hamilton County, Florida
Status
Closed to vehicular traffic
History
Built 1931 by the Austin Brothers Bridge Co.; bypassed by new bridge in 1971
Builder
- Austin Brothers Bridge Co. of Dallas Texas/Atlanta, Georgia
Design
Parker through truss with riveted connections.
Also called
93rd Drive Bridge
Old US-129 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.39535, -82.93590   (decimal degrees)
30°23'43" N, 82°56'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/314014/3364184 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hillcoat
Inventory number
BH 43365 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 25, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • December 13, 2011: New video from Daniel Hopkins
  • November 3, 2011: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge was built in 1931 by the Austin Brothers Bridge Co.
  • July 15, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate
  • June 20, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: changed status to closed
  • June 18, 2010: New Street View added by Cliff Darby
  • June 18, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated bridge type and GPS.
  • September 13, 2009: Added by Kim Harvey

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Comments 

Suwannee Springs Bridge
Posted November 17, 2011, by Blake K. Reaves (blakekarleen2012 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I love this place. I remember going on my first date and dancing on this bridge under the moon with music playing from my car. Too bad we didn't have the stars then. Best night of my life, although this place is quite eerie at night.

Suwannee Springs Bridge
Posted October 4, 2011, by Surfing (noneya [at] yahoo [dot] com)

That bridge has been closed for years when they re-routed 129.

Suwannee Springs Bridge
Posted July 16, 2011, by Just passing through

Those little stars are adorable. Wonder if they glow in the dark...

Suwannee Springs Bridge
Posted May 22, 2011, by David (thompsda [at] windstream [dot] net)

When was this bridge built?

Suwannee Springs Bridge
Posted January 3, 2011, by Lori McCraney (suwanavi [at] windstream [dot] net)

This 1973 photo also captures the Suwannee River at a historic flood stage. The Suwannee is almost touching the base of the bridge. At normal levels the river is 20-30 feet below the bridge.

Suwannee Springs Bridge
Posted June 18, 2010, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Based on Google Street View, I'm not sure this bridge is "Open"... it appears to be closed off...