Riverplace station

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Riverplace
Jacksonville Skyway station
JTA Skyway Riverplace Station.JPG
Riverplace Station of the Jacksonville Skyway
Location 801 Flagler Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida
Coordinates 30°19′03.5″N 81°39′24″W / 30.317639°N 81.65667°W / 30.317639; -81.65667Coordinates: 30°19′03.5″N 81°39′24″W / 30.317639°N 81.65667°W / 30.317639; -81.65667
Owned by Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Line(s)
  Southbank Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections BSicon BOOT.svg Jacksonville Water Taxi
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 2000
Services
Preceding station   JTA   Following station
Terminus
Southbank Line
toward Rosa Parks

Riverplace station is a station of the Jacksonville Skyway in Jacksonville, Florida. It is located at the corner of Mary Street and Flagler Avenue in the Southbank area of Downtown Jacksonville. It is near Riverplace Tower.

History[edit]

The Riverplace station was developed as part of the Jacksonville Skyway's Southbank segment, begun in 1995, which carried the Skyway over the St. Johns River via the Acosta Bridge. The Riverplace and Kings Avenue stations opened on November 1, 2000, completing the Southbank segment as well as Phase I of the Skyway's development. As such, these stations are the most recent additions to the system.[1] The station was severely damaged by fire on the night of March 11, 2009 and was temporarily shut down. After $269,000 in repairs it reopened for October 31, 2009, accommodating the annual Florida–Georgia football game and Halloween.[2][3]

The next stations in the line are San Marco station to the west and Kings Avenue station to the east.[1] The station is near the Riverplace Tower office tower and several other commercial and residential buildings; other nearby points of interest include the Jacksonville Riverwalk and Treaty Oak Park.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bell, Jon (December 22, 2014). "Jacksonville, Florida: The Skyway". www.jtbell.net. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ WJXT-TV (2009-03-13). "Skyway Station Fire Shuts Southbank Service". MSNBC. Retrieved 2009-03-13. [dead link]
  3. ^ Larry Hannan (September 1, 2009). "Riverplace Skyway station should open before Halloween". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Skyway" (PDF). www.jtafla.com. Jacksonville Transportation Authority. June 6, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2016.