Sunday, December 9, 2012

Florida Keys Bridge #42 Saddlebunch #2 Historic Bridge MM14.6

Saddlebunch #2 Historic Bridge MM14.6
December 9, 2012, Keith Nelson, Rob Hickman


Old Saddle Bunch No. 2 Bridge

Overview: Closed-spandrel arch bridge on an old alignment of the Overseas Railroad/Highway (US 1); presently the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail
Location: Monroe County, Florida
Feature Carried: Old alignment of US 1, former Florida East Coast Railway
Feature Crossed: Saddle Bunch Harbor
History: Built ca. 1908-12 for use by the Overseas Railroad, converted to highway use (US 1) in 1938, made obsolete by new bridge in 1981, 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: 660 ft
Builder or Contractor: William Krome, Joseph Meredith, Florida East Coast Railway; rebuilt by B. M. Duncan (Chief Engineer)
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