Moores Creek Bridge

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Moores Creek Bridge
Moores Creek Bridge Fort Pierce Florida.jpg
Moores Creek Bridge is located in Florida
Moores Creek Bridge
Moores Creek Bridge is located in the US
Moores Creek Bridge
Location N. 2nd Street between Avenues B and C
Fort Pierce, Florida 34950
Coordinates 27°27′2″N 80°19′32″W / 27.45056°N 80.32556°W / 27.45056; -80.32556Coordinates: 27°27′2″N 80°19′32″W / 27.45056°N 80.32556°W / 27.45056; -80.32556
Built 1925
Architect unknown; Builder: Luten Bridge Company
Architectural style Single-span arch-deck bridge
NRHP Reference # 01000890[1]
Added to NRHP August 17, 2001[1]

'Moores Creek Bridge is an historic single span reinforced concrete bridge located on North 2nd Street between Avenues B and C in Fort Pierce, Florida. Including run up, it is 46 feet long. It is known locally as the Tickle Tummy Bridge or Tickle Tummy Hill because of its high arch relative to its short length.[2] On August 17, 2001, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

History[edit]

In 1925 Moores Creek Bridge was built by the Luten Bridge Company of Palatka, Florida to connect a residential section of Fort Pierce to the downtown and waterfront districts. It replaced a previous wooden bridge and is one of 15 concrete arch bridges dating from Florida's early 20th century land-boom era.

The bridge was retrofitted in 1997 by the joint efforts of Fort Pierce Main Street, the City of Fort Pierce and the Florida Department of Transportation. It reopened on December 7, 1997.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Main Street Fort Pierce - Projects