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Beaty Bridge

Photo 

File:Second oldest iron bridge of Florida-Beaty Bridge.JPG

Photo taken by FloridaSwampFlower

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

View this photo at commons.m.wikimedia.org

BH Photo #275757

Map 

Description 

"Located 1.5 miles northeast of Jennings, Fl. on the Alapahoochee River"

Built in March of 1911 at the cost of $4,650

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Pratt pony truss bridge over Alapahoochee River on Abandoned Road
Location
Hamilton County, Florida
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1911; Condemned 1970
Builder
- Roanoke Bridge Co. of Roanoke, Virginia
Design
5-panel,pinned Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.61607, -83.07966   (decimal degrees)
30°36'58" N, 83°04'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/300650/3388897 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jennings
Inventory number
BH 59895 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,757)
Built 1911 (799)
Built during 1910s (9,741)
Florida (670)
Hamilton County, Florida (8)
Lattice Railing (224)
Owned by county (21,048)
Pony truss (16,415)
Pratt pony truss (3,704)
Pratt truss (9,511)
Roanoke Bridge Co. (8)
Truss (33,445)

Update Log 

  • February 24, 2014: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added information
  • February 23, 2014: Updated by K. A. Erickson: Location fixed
  • February 23, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • February 23, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • K. A. Erickson
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Beaty Bridge
Posted July 25, 2014, by Luke

They're likely going by road-only, hence why the railroad spans aren't factored in.

Beaty Bridge
Posted July 25, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Daisy,

I'm not sure of Wikipedia Commons definition of oldest steel truss bridge, but I would think that the abandoned railroad bridges in Suwannee and Hillsborough counties should be considered older.

Ralph,

Thanks for trying to make this a friendly, encouraging and inclusive site.

(not sure why my name didn't post)

Beaty Bridge
Posted July 25, 2014, by Anonymous

Daisy,

I'm not sure of Wikipedia Commons definition of oldest steel truss bridge, but I would think that the abandoned railroad bridges in Suwannee and Hillsborough counties should be considered older.

Ralph,

Thanks for trying to make this a friendly, encouraging and inclusive site.

Beaty Bridge
Posted July 25, 2014, by Ralph Demars (rdemars1 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

"thee"? Who wrote that, a kid?

No offense whatsoever to the person who wrote that. Unless He/She's a kid. XD

Beaty Bridge
Posted July 25, 2014, by Daisy (DaisyPinkerton [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Wikipedia commons has updated the file.

The Beaty bridge is no longer the second oldest steel truss bridge still standing in Florida. It is 'thee' oldest.