Blackburn Point Bridge

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Blackburn Point Bridge
Osprey FL Blackburn Point Bridge02.jpg
Coordinates27°10′46″N 82°29′41″W / 27.17944°N 82.49472°W / 27.17944; -82.49472
Carries CR 789
CrossesGulf Intracoastal Waterway
LocaleOsprey, Florida
Official nameBlackburn Point Bridge
Maintained byFlorida Department of Transportation
ID number170064
Characteristics
DesignSwing bridge
MaterialSteel
Trough constructionSteel
Pier constructionConcrete
Total length142.1 ft (43 m)
Width15.7 ft (5 m)
Longest span142.1 ft (43 m)
No. of spans1
Piers in water1
Clearance below51 ft (16 m)
No. of lanes1
History
ArchitectChampion Bridge Company
Constructed byQuinn and Powell Construction
OpenedDecember 1926 (1926-12)
Statistics
Daily traffic4,900 (2015)
TollNone
Blackburn Point Bridge
Blackburn Point Bridge viewed from boat.jpg
Side view of the bridge, from a boat
Blackburn Point Bridge is located in Florida
Blackburn Point Bridge
Blackburn Point Bridge is located in the US
Blackburn Point Bridge
LocationOsprey, Florida
Coordinates27°10′46″N 82°29′41″W / 27.17944°N 82.49472°W / 27.17944; -82.49472Coordinates: 27°10′46″N 82°29′41″W / 27.17944°N 82.49472°W / 27.17944; -82.49472
Built1926
NRHP reference #01000290[1][2]
Added to NRHPMarch 29, 2001[2]

The Blackburn Point Bridge is a historic swing bridge located near Osprey, Florida, United States, that is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It is a one-lane swing bridge located on Blackburn Point Road at the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. It is the northernmost of the two bridges connecting the barrier island Casey Key to the mainland of Florida. It was constructed by the Champion Bridge Company and opened to traffic in December 1926.[3]

The bridge was added to the National Register on March 29, 2001.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b c "Weekly list of actions taken on properties: 3/26/01 through 3/30/01". National Park Service. April 6, 2001. Retrieved June 2, 2013.
  3. ^ Smith, Mark D. (March 12, 1996). "Blackburn Point Bridge a swinging reminder". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Retrieved June 2, 2013.

External links[edit]

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