A LINK TO FLORIDA'S PAST IS RESTORED

Florida's oldest bascule drawbridge recently underwent a structural and architectural restoration that met the approval of motorists and historic preservationists. Built in 1913, the Kennedy Boulevard Bridge in Tampa features a rare Scherzer rolling lift mechanism for its skewed double-leaf main span. The bridge has paved, fixed approaches, carried by graceful arches, and an ornamental, urn-shaped balustrade. Four, semicircular alcoves built at the juncture of the pave approaches and steel bascule span add further to the historic bridge's esthetics. Collectively, the architectural definition demonstrates how the original designers of the bridge sought to blend art with structural and mechanical engineering.

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    Public Works Journal Corporation

    200 South Broad Street
    Ridgewood, NJ  United States  07451
  • Publication Date: 1995-11

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00713920
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 15 1995 12:00AM