Sebastian Inlet Bridge

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Sebastian Inlet Bridge
Sebastian inlet bridge.JPG
Coordinates 27°51′18″N 80°29′29″W / 27.8550°N 80.4913°W / 27.8550; -80.4913Coordinates: 27°51′18″N 80°29′29″W / 27.8550°N 80.4913°W / 27.8550; -80.4913
Carries SR A1A
Crosses Sebastian Inlet
Locale Indian River County, Florida
Characteristics
Design concrete deck arch
Total length 1548 ft
Longest span 180 ft
History
Opened 1965

The Sebastian Inlet Bridge is a high concrete arch bridge. It spans the Indian River outlet which is also referred to as the Sebastian Inlet. It connects State Road A1A in Indian River County, Florida, to State Road A1A in Brevard County, Florida.

The bridge was built by Cleary Brothers Construction Company, West Palm Beach, Florida, and was completed in 1965. A fishing-walking pier is constructed below the bridge and goes out the inlet along the jetty to the Atlantic.

The bridge has a total length of 1,548 feet (472 m) with a main span of 180 feet (55 m). The vertical clearance is 37 feet (11 m).

The Legislature of Florida dedicated the bridge to Robert W. Graves in 1965. In 2004 it was dedicated to James H. Pruitt.

References/Sources[edit]

  • Southern ’84 Waterway Guide, page 114
  • Press Journal, Sebastian Bridge, February 18, 1990, page 21A
  • Florida Today, Sebastian Inlet Bridge, November 19, 2005, page 1B

External links[edit]