Hal W. Adams Bridge

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Hal W. Adams Bridge
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Hal W. Adams Bridge in 2009
Carries 2 lanes of SR 51
Crosses Suwannee River
Locale Between Lafayette and Suwannee counties, Florida
Maintained by Florida Department of Transportation
ID number 330009 [1]
Design Suspension bridge
Longest span 423 ft.
Opened July 4, 1947
"Way down upon the Suwanee River"

The Hal W. Adams Bridge, built in 1947, is an historic bridge that carries State Road 51 across the Suwannee River between Lafayette and Suwannee counties, Florida in the United States. Located 3 miles north of Mayo, it was the first suspension bridge built in Florida, and the only one to carry highway traffic. At its opening on July 4, 1947, it was named for Hal W. Adams of Mayo, former county judge of Lafayette County and then longtime circuit judge for the circuit encompassing Lafayette and Suwannee counties.[2] [3]

In 1989, the Hal W. Adams Bridge was listed in A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, published by the University of Florida Press.[2]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Florida Dept. of Transportation, Florida Bridge Information
  2. ^ a b F. Blair Reeves (1989). Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture. University Press of Florida. p. 47. ISBN 978-0-8130-0941-4. 
  3. ^ Hal W. Adams biography

Coordinates: 30°5′57.4″N 83°10′18.3″W / 30.099278°N 83.171750°W / 30.099278; -83.171750