This bridge is the only suspension bridge in Florida, and for that reason it is significant on a state level. The bridge is an icon for the area, and a visually pleasing crossing of the river. As suspension bridges go, usually being reserved for the longest of spans, this is a rare small-scale suspension bridge with a span of only 420 feet. The bridge has riveted steel towers and riveted Warren pony truss stiffening. Uncommon details include the main cable which is composed of eight separate and bare wire cables, rather than a single cable unit with wrapping as is more common. The suspenders are, depending on the panel point, either rod for longer suspenders and bar for shorter suspenders. The anchorages are of simple design with concrete holding eyebars in place which attach to the main cable. The eyebars are not enclosed as in many suspension bridges, and as such the bridge is an uncommon opportunity for visitors to actually see the anchorage's eyebars. The bridge features a series of concrete t-beam approach spans at the northern end only.
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