Coral Springs Covered Bridge Historical

Coral Springs Covered Bridge Historical (HM1VLF)

Location: Coral Springs, FL 33065 Broward County
Country: United States of America

N 26° 17.164', W 80° 15.185'

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The Covered Bridge was the first permanent structure built within the City by Coral Ridge Properties, developer of Coral Springs, in 1964. It withstood the eye of Hurricane Cleo that passed over it in August 1964 without sustaining any damage. The 40-foot Bridge has a single steel span. Its roof is composed of 25 truss rafters, cross braces, and stringers and is covered with shingles. It is the only covered bridge in Florida in the public right-of- way. Originally painted barn red, Coral Ridge Properties contacted the American Snuff Company in Winston-Salem, North Carolina for chewing tobacco designs to make the Bridge appear appropriately weathered. They supplied two historical designs and an artist to paint the murals. The Bull of the Woods logo, on the east side of the Bridge, first appeared in 1876. The Peach Sweet Snuff logo, on the west side of the Bridge, was designed to appeal to the ladies and was introduced in 1950. Over the years, the Bridge and murals have been restored but are difficult to see as trees have grown along the sides of the canal.
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Year Placed2004
Placed ByCoral Springs Historical Advisory Committee and Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, November 10th, 2016 at 9:04am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees26.28606667, -80.25308333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 26° 17.164', W 80° 15.185'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds26° 17' 9.84" N, 80° 15' 11.1" W
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Area Code(s)954, 754
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4501-4599 NW 95th Ave, Coral Springs FL 33065, US
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