US-1 Tee-Beam Bridge in Indian River County

US-1 Tee-Beam Bridge in Indian River County (HM1SL1)

Location: Fort Pierce, FL 34946 St. Lucie County
Country: United States of America

N 27° 33.362', W 80° 22.162'

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The tee-beam bridge at this location carried traffic southbound on US-1 over the Florida East Coast Railway and Old Dixie Highway beginning in 1927. The tee-beam design, constructed from cast-in-place concrete beams and reinforced steel running lengthwise along the bottom, was one of the most popular bridge types in the 1920s and 1930s. The Florida State Road Department was authorized in 1923 to complete a system of roads designated by the state legislature to help encourage tourism, which included the construction of US-1 as a major north-south route through Florida. This tee-beam bridge was the first US-1 bridge constructed by the Florida State Road Department in Indian River County. It was the second of six bridges built in the 1920s along US-1 in Florida. The durable tee-beam bridge was easy and cost-effective to build. This bridge was also important for its great length for a tee-beam bridge, which totaled 288 feet. The bridge at this location was a significant example from the 1920s, a decade from which historic bridges are increasingly rare. It was replaced in 2014.
HM NumberHM1SL1
Marker NumberF-837
Year Placed2014
Placed ByFlorida Department of Transportation & Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 13th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees27.55603333, -80.36936667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 33.362', W 80° 22.162'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 33' 21.72" N, 80° 22' 9.72" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)772
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6690 US-1, Fort Pierce FL 34946, US
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