Old Roosevelt Bridge

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Old Roosevelt Bridge
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Coordinates 27°12′11″N 80°15′38″W / 27.203092°N 80.260676°W / 27.203092; -80.260676Coordinates: 27°12′11″N 80°15′38″W / 27.203092°N 80.260676°W / 27.203092; -80.260676
Carries CR 707 (Dixie Highway)
Crosses St. Lucie River
Locale Stuart, Florida
Owner Florida Department of Transportation & United States Coast Guard[citation needed]
Maintained by Transfield[citation needed]
ID number 890003
Followed by Roosevelt Bridge
Characteristics
Design Bascule bridge

The Old Roosevelt Bridge is a bascule bridge that carries the old Dixie Highway (County Road 707) across the St. Lucie River in Stuart, Florida. It used to have twin parallel bascule drawbridges - one for northbound traffic (opened in 1934), and the other southbound (opened in 1964) - before the new Roosevelt Bridge (US 1) was built. When the new bridge was completed in 1996 the northbound span of the bridge was torn down, leaving the southbound span which now carries traffic in both directions.[1]

Although the rest of the old Dixie Highway adjacent to the bridge has been given to the city of Stuart, the Florida Department of Transportation continues to maintain the bridge as unsigned State Road 707.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historical Vignettes: Martin County bridges and bridge tenders". TCPalm. 13 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2014.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)