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Encyclopedia > Dames Point Bridge
Dames Point Bridge
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Official name Napoleon Bonaparte Broward Bridge
Carries six general purpose lanes
Crosses St. Johns River
Locale Jacksonville, Florida
Maintained by Florida Department of Transportation
ID number 720518
Design continuous prestressed concrete cable-stayed bridge
Longest span 396.2 meters (1300 feet)
Total length 3244.9 meters (10646 feet)
Width 32.2 meters (106 feet)
Vertical clearance 12.11 meters (39.7 feet)
Clearance below 48.7 meters (160 feet)
Average Daily Traffic {{{traffic}}}
Opening date March 1989
Destruction date {{{closed}}}
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The Dames Point Bridge (officially the Napoleon Bonaparte Broward Bridge) is a cable-stayed bridge over the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida on Florida State Road 9A. It was completed in 1989. The main span is 1300 feet, and is 175 feet high. Until the completion of the Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick, Georgia in 2003, it was the only bridge in the United States to feature the harp (parallel) stay arrangement on two vertical planes, a design which rivals suspension bridges for strength and beauty. The St. ... The Jacksonville skyline and the Acosta Bridge. ... The Florida Department of Transportation, or FDOT, is a decentralized agency charged with the establishment, maintenance, and regulation of public transportation in the state of Florida[1]. // Achievements In 1974, FDOT completed Floridas Turnpike, a 450-mile system of limited access toll highways. ... The National Bridge Inventory (NBI) is a database, compiled by the Federal Highway Administration, with information on all bridges and tunnels in the United States that have roads passing above or below. ... Traditional reinforced concrete is based on the use of steel reinforcement bars, rebar, inside poured concrete. ... A cable-stayed bridge is a bridge that consists of one or more pillars, with cables supporting the roadbed. ... March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Napoleon Bonaparte Broward (April 19, 1857–October 1, 1910) was the nineteenth governor of the U.S. state of Florida from January 3, 1905 to January 5, 1909. ... A cable-stayed bridge is a bridge that consists of one or more pillars, with cables supporting the roadbed. ... A log bridge A bridge is a structure built to span a gorge, valley, road, railroad track, river, body of water, or any other physical obstacle. ... The St. ... The Jacksonville skyline and the Acosta Bridge. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Official languages English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush (R) Senators Bill Nelson (D) Mel Martinez (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 22nd 170,451 km² 17. ... SR 9A is also the unsigned number for Interstate 95 south of the Golden Glades Interchange. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The original Sidney Lanier Bridge was a drawbridge on U.S. Highway 17 crossing over the South Brunswick River and was opened June 22, 1956. ... Brunswick is a city located in Glynn County, Georgia. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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St. Johns River crossings in the Jacksonville, Florida area
south of downtown Shands Bridge (to be replaced or supplemented) - Buckman Bridge - Timuquana Bridge (never built)
south from downtown Fuller Warren Bridge - Acosta Bridge - Main Street Bridge
east from downtown Hart Bridge - Mathews Bridge - 20th Street Extension (never built)
east of downtown Dames Point Bridge - SR 113A (never built) - Mayport Ferry

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Dames Point Bridge (920 words)
Dames Point's foundations extend roughly 80 feet beneath the surface of the St. John's River.
The concrete and steel deck is suspended by 168 steel cables which extend from the towers and connect to the edge girder of the span at 35 foot intervals.
The Dames Point Bridge is the longest concrete cable-stayed bridge in the United States.
Road Trip to Florida (3018 words)
In 1977, a new high level bridge was built for westbound traffic, and in the early 1980s a new high level eastbound span replaced the 1947 cement and steel swing bridge.
The new 4-lane cable-stayed bridge had just opened to traffic, and it has 185 feet of vertical navigational clearance, and the old 2-lane cantilever bridge is in the process of being dismantled.
The original bridge suffered two ship collisions, and with the new bridge having both main piers located on land outside of the river, the new bridge is protected from ship collisions.
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