Causeway

Causeway (HM23BI)

Location: Melbourne, FL 32901 Brevard County
Country: United States of America

N 28° 4.814', W 80° 36.044'

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Ernest Kouwen-Hoven, a land developer and promoter of Indialantic-by-the-Sea in 1918-19, realized that if the seaside town was to become a resort-residential community, a bridge must be built from the mainland to the peninsula. He contracted local carpenters, set up saw mills in various parts of the county and built the first narrow, wooden bridge across the Indian River in 1919. It was completed in 1921.

It was 16 feet wide. The steel draw was operated by hand, and it took a total of 14 minutes to open and close the bridge. Kouwen-Hoven collected a toll of 10 cents from motorists using the bridge and enforced a speed limit of 10 MPH.

In 1947 the first concrete and steel bridge (with causeway) was completed and the old wooden bridge was torn down.
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HM NumberHM23BI
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Date Added Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 at 4:03pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 539227 N 3106154
Decimal Degrees28.08023333, -80.60073333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 4.814', W 80° 36.044'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 4' 48.84" N, 80° 36' 2.6399999999998" W
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Area Code(s)321
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1279-1311 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne FL 32901, US
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