Trammell Bridge

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Trammell Bridge
Trammell Bridge FL old and new east07.JPG
Carries 4 lanes of SR 20
Crosses Apalachicola River
Locale Blountstown to Bristol, Florida
Maintained by Florida Department of Transportation
ID number 470029
470052
470056
Total length 8362 ft
(eastbound span)
Width 150 ft channel
(eastbound span)
Vertical clearance 55 ft
(eastbound span)
Opened 1938
1998
Coordinates 30°26′14″N 85°0′4″W / 30.43722°N 85.00111°W / 30.43722; -85.00111Coordinates: 30°26′14″N 85°0′4″W / 30.43722°N 85.00111°W / 30.43722; -85.00111
Original bridge

The Trammell Bridge is 1.6 miles long and carries State Road 20 over the Apalachicola River in the Florida Panhandle between Blountstown and Bristol. It was named for United States Senator from Florida and former governor Park Trammell, who died in office in 1936.

The westbound and eastbound lanes of SR 20 are on separate spans, with the westbound span being the original, older bridge; the eastbound span is a modern, concrete high-rise bridge.

The original bridge, now the westbound span, was built of steel and concrete piers in 1937-1938 by the Wisconsin Iron and Bridge Company. In 1989, the original span was listed in A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, published by the University of Florida Press.[1]

The Eastern end of the bridge is in the Eastern Time zone while its Western end is in the Central Time zone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, 1989, Gainesville: University of Florida Press, p. 29, ISBN 0-8130-0941-3

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