FEC Strauss Trunnion Bascule Bridge

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FEC Strauss Trunnion Bascule Bridge

The FEC Strauss Trunnion Bascule Bridge is a double track railroad bridge spanning the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida.

Completed in 1925, this structure replaced a single-track swing bridge which opened on January 5, 1890. The current structure is a simple truss bridge with plate girder approaches and a bascule lift allowing ships to pass. It runs immediately next to the Acosta Bridge.

References and external links
  • Mallery,Paul (1992). Bridge and Trestle Handbook. Carstens. ISBN 911868-79-8. 
  • Photos and information on the bridge


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