Wednesday, April 12, 2017

FEC 1925 Bridge over St. Johns River in Jacksonville, FL

(Bridge Hunter, Historic BridgesE.W. Wall, Flickr daylight, Flickr nighttime)

FEC is the Florida East Coast. This is the railroad that used to connect the islands all the way to Key West.

3D Satellite
Birds Eye View to show it open
Photo, Cleveland State University Library Photograph Collection from Bridge Hunter
It has two tracks and it "was the heaviest yet built for a Strauss Bascule at the time of construction. He also remarks that the bridge is unusual in using Pratt trusses rather than Warren trusses. The design of the counterweights is not one of the four Mallery mentions, being a pair of thin weights which fit inside the tower." [E.W. Wall from Paul Mallery's Bridge and Trestle Handbook]

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