Roosevelt Bridge (Florida)

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Roosevelt Bridge
Roosevelt Bridge, Stuart, Florida 001.JPG
Carries US 1
Crosses St. Lucie River
Locale Stuart, Florida
Design segmental bridge
Construction end 1996

The Roosevelt Bridge is a major highway segmental bridge across the St. Lucie River in Stuart, Florida. Carrying U.S. Route 1, also known as State Road 5 and Federal Highway, it was built to supersede the old Roosevelt Bridge, which had twin parallel drawbridges, one for northbound traffic (opened in 1934, 27°12′12″N 80°15′35″W / 27.203228°N 80.259612°W / 27.203228; -80.259612 ) and the other for southbound (opened in 1964, 27°12′09″N 80°15′35″W / 27.202475°N 80.259762°W / 27.202475; -80.259762). The new bridge, completed in 1996, is raised and much longer than the older twin drawbridges. The southbound span of the old bridge is still functional for road and boat traffic and now carries two-way road traffic for what is now known as Dixie Highway, County Road 707. The new high-level Roosevelt Bridge is approximately one mile long and is made of two three-lane sections running parallel to each other. The northbound bridge was completed first, and housed two lanes of both north and south-bound traffic until the second bridge was finished.[1][2][3][4][5]

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Coordinates: 27°12′26″N 80°15′32″W / 27.207198°N 80.258979°W / 27.207198; -80.258979