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FL-105 Sisters Creek Bridge

Heckscher Drive Bridge

FL-105 Sisters Creek Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: November 15, 2014

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
FL-105 (Heckscher Drive) Over Sisters Creek
Location
Jacksonville: Duval County, Florida: United States
Structure Type
Metal Deck Girder, Movable: Double Leaf Bascule (Fixed Trunnion) and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1952 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
134 Feet (40.8 Meters)
Structure Length
756 Feet (230.4 Meters)
Roadway Width
28 Feet (8.53 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 12 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
720061

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This bridge no longer exists!

Bridge Status: This bridge has been replaced and demolished.

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This historic bridge is being replaced as of 2014 and will be demolished!

This is a traditionally composed example of a riveted plate girder bascule in Florida. Like a number of bascule bridges in Florida the under-deck counterweight is not contained in a counterweight pit and can be seen by all who look under the bridge. For a bascule bridge, the bridge is fairly high level, likely intended to minimize openings for smaller craft. The bridge does open for taller craft like sailboats. The bridge includes steel stringer approach spans.

 As of 2014, the construction of a replacement bridge had begun. The replacement bridge will be a fixed high level bridge of typical, ugly modern design. Four of the historic bridge's approach spans will not be demolished and will be left for use as a fishing pier. Unfortunately, the bascule span is the historically significant portion of the bridge, so this fact will not offset the loss caused by the demolition of the bridge. Sure, the new bridge will eliminate people having to have their journey's interrupted by a bridge lift, but it certainly makes the world a lot more boring. Seeing a bridge lift is quite an impressive sight.

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