Mathers Bridge

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Mathers Bridge
Coordinates 28°08′57″N 80°36′22″W / 28.14917°N 80.60611°W / 28.14917; -80.60611Coordinates: 28°08′57″N 80°36′22″W / 28.14917°N 80.60611°W / 28.14917; -80.60611
Carries CR 3
Crosses Banana River
Locale Merritt Island & Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
Construction end 1927
Mathers Bridge with the moveable section in the open position.

Mathers Bridge is a 700-foot-long (210 m) low-level swing bridge located on the southern tip of Merritt Island, Florida, crossing the Banana River at the end of County Road 3.


The bridge was built in 1927 by John Mathers in order to connect Merritt Island to what is now Indian Harbour Beach, and was moved to its present location in 1952. It was constructed by the Austin Brothers Bridge Company. The bridge and the control house were rehabilitated in 2007.[citation needed]

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