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Mathews Bridge

John E. Mathews Bridge

Mathews Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: November 15, 2014

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Arlington Expressway (FL-10A) Over St. Johns River
Location
Jacksonville: Duval County, Florida: United States
Structure Type
Metal Cantilever Rivet-Connected Warren Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1953 By Builder/Contractor: Bethlehem Steel Company of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and Engineer/Design: Reynolds, Smith and Hills of Jacksonville, Florida

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
2007
Main Span Length
810 Feet (247 Meters)
Structure Length
7,376 Feet (2,248 Meters)
Roadway Width
49 Feet (14.94 Meters)
Spans
6 Main Span(s) and 59 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
720076

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This bridge is a very large cantilever truss bridge. It also includes continuous through truss spans immediately east of the traditional three cantilever truss spans. These extra truss spans give the bridge a stronger tunnel-like experience while driving over it, and an asymmetrical appearance when viewed from the river or shore. The bridge is a high level bridge to provide for boats, and because of the low elevation of the land it connects, an extensive approach system to bring the road up to the height needed is present at each end of the bridge. Bethlehem Steel Company fabricated the bridge, while Merritt-Chapman and Scott Corporation erected the bridge.

This bridge was built as part of the initial development of the Arlington Expressway.

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