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Tierra Verde Bridge

Tierra Verde Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: February 16, 2021

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
FL-679 (Pinellas Bayway) Over Boca Ciega Bay
Location
St. Petersburg and Tierra Verde: Pinellas County, Florida: United States
Structure Type
Metal Deck Girder, Movable: Double Leaf Bascule (Fixed Trunnion) and Approach Spans: Pre-Stressed Concrete Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1961 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1996
Main Span Length
136 Feet (41.5 Meters)
Structure Length
1,386 Feet (422.3 Meters)
Roadway Width
26 Feet (7.92 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 22 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
150049

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge no longer exists!

Bridge Status: This bridge was demolished and replaced in Spring 2021!

This largely unaltered riveted plate girder bascule was replaced with a fixed high level bridge. A large number of bascule bridges in Florida have a dark future because nobody (boats or cars) wants to be held up waiting for a bridge lift, and unlike areas elsewhere in the country such as Chicago where dense urban development around narrow rivers precludes a high level fixed bridge to replace bascule bridges, Florida's very wide waterways have plenty of room to support the long approaches for a high level fixed bridge. As such, many bascule bridges in Florida are being demolished and replaced. 

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