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Main Street Bridge
John T. Alsop Jr. Bridge, Jacksonville FL, Southwest view 20160706 1.jpg
Viewed from the south bank
Coordinates30°19′22″N 81°39′31″W / 30.3228°N 81.6586°W / 30.3228; -81.6586Coordinates: 30°19′22″N 81°39′31″W / 30.3228°N 81.6586°W / 30.3228; -81.6586
Carriesfour general purpose lanes of US 1 / US 90 and two sidewalks
CrossesSt. Johns River
LocaleJacksonville, Florida
Official nameJohn T. Alsop Jr. Bridge
Maintained byFlorida Department of Transportation
ID number720022
Characteristics
Designsteel vertical lift bridge
Total length1,680 feet (510 m)
Width58 feet (18 m)
Longest span365 feet (111 m)
Clearance above16.0 feet (4.9 m)
Clearance below35 feet (11 m) closed
135 feet (41 m) open
History
OpenedJuly 1941; 79 years ago (1941-07)

The Main Street Bridge, officially the John T. Alsop Jr. Bridge, is a bridge crossing the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida. It was the second bridge built across the river. It carries four lanes of traffic, and is signed as US 1/US 90 (SR 5/SR 10). A lift bridge, it opened in July 1941[1] at a cost of $1.5 million.[2] In 1957 it was named after Mayor John T. Alsop Jr., but continues to be known, even on road signs, as the Main Street Bridge. It remains one of the most recognizable features of the Downtown Jacksonville skyline.

  1. ^ "Main Street Bridge". Retrieved 2009-03-22.
  2. ^ "Main Street Bridge - Jacksonville, FL". Retrieved 2009-03-22.

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