Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Florida Keys Bridge #6 Whale Harbor Bridge MM84.0

Whale Harbor Bridge MM84.0
December 5, 2012, Keith Nelson, Rob Hickman
12 Ft of Vertical Clearance, 720 Ft long

Giant Mermaid sign for Lorelei Cabana Bar and Marina MM82
December 5, 2012, Rob Hickman, Keith Nelson

Hurricane Monument MM81
December 5, 2012, Rob Hickman, Keith Nelson

December 5, 2012, Hurricane Monument

December 5, 2012, A local rider takes Keith's wheel for a spin.


Name: US 1 (SR 5) over WHALE HARBOR
Structure number: 900076
Location: ISLAMORADA KEY (MM 83.8)
Purpose: Carries two-lane highway over waterway
Route classification: Principal Arterial - Other (Rural)
Length of largest span: 91.9 ft. [28.0 m]
Total length: 644.1 ft. [196.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs: 40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge: 42.7 ft. [13.0 m]
Owner: State Highway Agency
Year built: 1951
Year reconstructed: 1978
Historic significance: Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Design load: MS 18 / HS 20
Number of main spans: 7
Main spans material: Prestressed concrete
Main spans design: Stringer/Multi-beam or girder
Deck type: Concrete Cast-in-Place
Wearing surface: Integral Concrete (separate non-modified layer of concrete added to structural deck)

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