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FEC - St. Johns River Bridge (Jacksonville)


Florida East Coast Railway St. Johns River Bridge

Photo taken by Ben Tate in March 2011


BH Photo #195430

Street Views 


FEC - St. Johns River Bridge (Jacksonville)

Video of bridge being opened

Michael Thomas, used with permission

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Owned by Florida East Coast Railroad, it also sees trains from CSX and Norfolk Southern.


Through truss bridge w/Strauss Trunnion bascule lift span over St. Johns River in Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida
Open to traffic
Built 1925, replaced a single-track swing bridge originally built in 1890
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Florida East Coast Railway (FEC)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Through truss with a Strauss Trunnion bascule lift span
Length of largest span: 216.0 ft.
Deck width: 32.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 22.5 ft.
Also called
FEC - Strauss Trunnion Bascule Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.32250, -81.66556   (decimal degrees)
30°19'21" N, 81°39'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/436016/3354709 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 38239 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 4, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • January 9, 2022: New photos from Mark Boettcher
  • January 16, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 26, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 14, 2016: New video from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • November 30, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • May 25, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • March 10, 2015: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • November 1, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • February 24, 2014: New photo from Jack Schmidt
  • August 24, 2013: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • February 15, 2013: Photo imported by Joseph Hinson
  • November 30, 2012: Photo imported by Joseph Hinson
  • March 16, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate
  • May 5, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth


  • Nathan Holth
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Mark Boettcher


FEC - St. Johns River Bridge (Jacksonville)
Posted November 19, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge is currently being repaired as seen last week. One of the operating struts was disconnected and held above by a crane. They seemed to be working on the pinions and things in the associated machinery house.