Thursday, December 6, 2012

Florida Keys Bridge #15 Tom's Harbor Cut Historic Bridge MM61.2

Tom's Harbor Cut Historic Bridge MM61.2
December 6, 2012, Rob Hickman, Keith Nelson
1,270 Ft long

December 6, 2012, Keith Nelson, Rob Hickman


Old Toms Harbor Cut Bridge
Overview: Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Tom's Harbor Cut on an old alignment of the Overseas Railroad/Highway (US 1); presently the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail
Location: Duck Key, Monroe County, Florida
Feature Carried: Old alignment of US 1, former Florida East Coast Railway
Feature Crossed: Toms Harbor Cut
History: Built ca. 1908-12 for use by the Overseas Railroad, converted to highway use (US 1) in 1938, made obselete by new bridge in 1980, converted into a pedestrian bridge in 2001
Type: Arch
Subtype: Concrete closed spandrel segmental arch
Recognition: Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Length: Main Span: 35 ft, Total: 1270 ft
Builder or Contractor: William Krome, Joseph Meredith, Florida East Coast Railway; rebuilt by B. M. Duncan (Chief Engineer)
Status: In use for a non-motorized trail and a fishing pier, 1938 vehicular deck removed
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