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Sharpe's Ferry Bridge

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Sharp's Ferry Swing Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in February 2011

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BH Photo #194176

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Facts 

Overview
Swing truss bridge over Oklawaha River on CR 314
Location
Marion County, Florida
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Future prospects
Replaced with a new bridge for automobile traffic with the historic truss bridge being reused for pedestrian use.
History
Built 1928
Builder
- Austin Brothers Bridge Co. of Dallas, Texas/Atlanta, Georgia [also known as Austin Bridge Co.]
Design
Riveted Warren Pony truss Swing
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 117.0 ft.
Total length: 235.9 ft.
Also called
Oklawaha River CR314 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.18351, -81.99263   (decimal degrees)
29°11'01" N, 81°59'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/403486/3228724 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lynne
Average daily traffic (as of 2002)
3,388
Inventory numbers
FDOT 364110 (Florida Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 12408 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2008)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 22.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 13, 2021: Updated by Luke: Corrected builder to pre-existing category.
  • March 13, 2021: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: Added builder
  • December 10, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 24, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • February 24, 2011: New photos from C Hanchey
  • April 20, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Bridge may be relocated and preserved.

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Comments 

Sharp's Ferry Bridge
Posted October 14, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

What you are seeing on the North side is the old bridge. It was retained for pedestrian use. I was in Ocala recently and had hoped to get out there but it didn't happen.

Sharp's Ferry Bridge
Posted October 14, 2020, by Daniel Timothy Dey (ddey65 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

According to Google Street View, the old bridge was replaced with a more modern two-lane bridge with a pedestrian/bicycle crossing on the north side.

Oklawaha River Bridge
Posted July 14, 2010, by Larry (forestfisherman [at] aol [dot] com)

The Sharps Ferry Bridge was moved from state raod 40 to its location now when the bridge for the bardge canal was built.

The original Sharps Ferry Bridge was A Wooden Bridge.

Oklawaha River Bridge
Posted April 30, 2007, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is known as the Sharp's Ferry Bridge. I had hoped to take some pics of it when I was in Ocala on vacation in Feb....but never got out there.