FEC Strauss Trunnion Bascule Bridge

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FEC Strauss Trunnion Bascule Bridge
FEC Drawbridge.jpg
Florida East Coast Railway bascule bridge in Jacksonville, Florida
Coordinates 30°19′21″N 81°39′56″W / 30.32250°N 81.66556°W / 30.32250; -81.66556Coordinates: 30°19′21″N 81°39′56″W / 30.32250°N 81.66556°W / 30.32250; -81.66556
Carries 2 tracks of the Florida East Coast Railway
Crosses St. Johns River
Locale Jacksonville, Florida
Maintained by Florida East Coast Railway
Characteristics
Design Simple truss bridge with bascule lift span, plate girder approaches
History
Designer Joseph Strauss
Opened 1925

The FEC Strauss Trunnion Bascule Bridge is a double track railroad bridge spanning the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida.

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.

A 1992 map of the FEC bridge (immediately next to the Acosta Bridge)

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