FEC Strauss Trunnion Bascule Bridge
|FEC Strauss Trunnion Bascule Bridge|
Florida East Coast Railway bascule bridge in Jacksonville, Florida
|Carries||2 tracks of the Florida East Coast Railway|
|Crosses||St. Johns River|
|Maintained by||Florida East Coast Railway|
|Design||Simple truss bridge with bascule lift span, plate girder approaches|
Completed in 1925 by the Florida East Coast Railway, this structure replaced a single-track swing bridge which opened on January 5, 1890. The current structure is a simple truss bridge with plate girder approaches and a bascule lift allowing ships to pass. It runs immediately next to the Acosta Bridge.
- Mallery, Paul (2000). Bridge and Trestle Handbook (4th ed.). Newton, New Jersey, U.S.: Carstens Publications. ISBN 978-0-9118-6899-9.
- Photos and information on the bridge
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