Bert Dosh Memorial Bridge

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Bert Dosh Memorial Bridge
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Coordinates29°12′50″N 81°59′10″W / 29.214°N 81.986°W / 29.214; -81.986Coordinates: 29°12′50″N 81°59′10″W / 29.214°N 81.986°W / 29.214; -81.986
Carries2 General purpose lanes of SR 40
CrossesOcklawaha River
LocaleMarion County, Florida
Maintained byFlorida Department of Transportation
ID number360055
Characteristics
Total length2,732 feet
History
Opened1972
Statistics
Daily traffic14,300

The Bert Dosh Memorial Bridge, also known as the Delks Bluff Bridge, carries State Road 40 over the Ocklawaha River in north-central Florida, east of Silver Springs.

Originally planned as part of the Cross Florida Barge Canal project, the bridge was under construction at the time of the decision by President Richard Nixon to halt work on the canal project, and it was decided to complete the high-level bridge, which opened in 1972. The bridge was renamed in 1976 for R.N. "Bert" Dosh, an Ocala Evening Star newspaper editor who championed the construction of the canal.

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