Sunday, December 9, 2012

Florida Keys Bridge #41 Lower Sugarloaf Channel Bridge MM15.8

Lower Sugarloaf Channel Bridge MM15.8
December 9, 2012, Keith Nelson, Rob Hickman


Old Lower Sugarloaf Channel Bridge

Location: Lower Sugarloaf Key, Monroe County, Florida
Feature Carried: Old alignment of US 1, former Florida East Coast Railway
Feature Crossed: Lower Sugarloaf Channel
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 1981, converted into a pedestrian bridge in 2001
Type: Arch
Subtype: Concrete closed spandrel segmental arch
Recognition: Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 3, 1979
Length: Main Span: 35 ft, Total: 1260 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
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