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Fort Denaud Bridge

Fort Denaud Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: February 4, 2021

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Fort Denaud Bridge Way Over Caloosahatchee River (Okeechobee Waterway)
Location
Fort Denaud: Hendry County, Florida: United States
Structure Type
Metal Rivet-Connected Warren (No Verticals) Pony Truss, Movable: Swing (Rim Bearing Center Pier) and Approach Spans: Pre-Stressed Concrete Slab, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1940 By Builder/Contractor: Powell Brothers Construction Company of Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Rehabilitation Date
1963
Main Span Length
191.0 Feet (58.2 Meters)
Structure Length
434.7 Feet (132.5 Meters)
Roadway Width
18 Feet (5.49 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 5 Approach Span(s)
Inventory Number
70013

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Relocated to this site in 1963, this swing bridge is an extremely rare example of a Warren truss with no vertical members. The bridge was built in 1940 at an unknown location in 1940. In 1958, the bridge was dismantled, and the bridge was repaired and relocated to this location in either 1959 or 1963 depending on the source checked.

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Above: Bridge in open position. Photo Credit: Marc Scotti

Above: Historical photo showing previous bridge at this location.

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