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Apalachicola River Bridge, State Route 20 spanning the Apalachicola River, Blountstown, Calhoun County, FL



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Item Title


Location
State Route 20 spanning the Apalachicola River, Blountstown vicinity, FL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER FL-12
Building/structure dates: 1937 initial construction
Significance: This structure is significant as the first long-span steel bridge and first continuous truss bridge built in Florida. As the third bridge in the state to cross the Apalachicola River, a major waterway, it greatly improved travel in the panhandle. The bridge is also a notable example of a Depression-era public works project.

Subjects
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Allied Engineering Corporation
Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Company
Anderson, Sherry, Field Team
Schwarz, Rebecca Spain, Field Team
Delahaye, Daniel, Field Team


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE SPANS 1, 2, AND 3, WEST SIDE, FROM SOUTH SHORE OF RIVER (LIBERTY COUNTY SIDE), FACING NORTH
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE SPANS 3, 4, AND 5, WEST SIDE, FROM NORTH SHORE OF RIVER (CALHOUN COUNTY SIDE), FACING SOUTHEAST
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE SPANS 2, 3, 4, AND 5, EAST SIDE, FROM NORTH SHORE OF RIVER (CALHOUN COUNTY SIDE), FACING SOUTH
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE SPANS 1, 2, 3, 4, AND 5, EAST SIDE, FROM SOUTH SHORE OF RIVER (LIBERTY COUNTY SIDE), FACING WEST
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE SPANS 2, 3, AND 4, WEST SIDE, FROM CENTER OF RIVER, FACING EAST
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE SPANS 2, 3, AND 4, EAST SIDE, FROM CENTER OF RIVER, FACING WEST
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE SPAN 4, EAST SIDE, FROM RIVER, FACING SOUTHWEST
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE SPAN 3, EAST SIDE, FROM RIVER, FACING WEST
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE SPAN 2, EAST SIDE, FROM RIVER, FACING WEST
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE SPAN 3 SUBSTRUCTURE, FROM RIVER, FACING NORTH
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE PIER 3 SHOWING LOWER PEDESTAL AND FRAMING OF STEEL BRIDGE TRUSS, EAST SIDE, FROM RIVER, FACING WEST
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE STEEL BRIDGE TRUSS AND ROADWAY AT PIER 3, EAST SIDE, FROM RIVER, FACING WEST
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE SPAN 3, SHOWING EAST SIDE AND SUBSTRUCTURE, FROM CENTER OF RIVER, FACING SOUTHWEST
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE, DETAIL OF TRUSS IN SPAN 2, WEST SIDE, FACING NORTHEAST
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE, DETAIL OF PIER 2, SOUTH SIDE, FACING NORTH
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE EAST APPROACH (LIBERTY COUNTY SIDE) AT ROAD LEVEL (SR 20), FACING NORTH
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE EAST APPROACH (LIBERTY COUNTY SIDE) AT ROAD LEVEL (SR 20), FACING WEST
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE EAST APPROACH (LIBERTY COUNTY SIDE), NORTH SIDE AT GRADE, FACING SOUTHEAST. TYPICAL STEEL COLUMN BENTS ARE IN BACKGROUND AND SOLID CONCRETE BENT IS IN FOREGROUND
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE EAST APPROACH (LIBERTY COUNTY SIDE), NORTH SIDE AT GRADE, FACING NORTHWEST. SAME SOLID CONCRETE BENT IN PHOTOGRAPH 18 IS IN FOREGROUND OF THIS PHOTOGRAPH
VIEW SHOWING CONNECTION OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE EAST APPROACH (LIBERTY COUNTY SIDE) AND CENTER SPAN, WEST SIDE, FACING NORTH. X-BRACED STEEL "TOWER" BENT IS FOREGROUND WITH X-BRACED STEEL COLUMN BENT BEYOND AND TRUSS SPANS 3, 4, AND 5 IN BACKGROUND
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE EAST APPROACH (LIBERTY COUNTY SIDE) SHOWING TYPICAL STEEL COLUMN BENTS AND ROAD SUBSTRUCTURE, FACING SOUTHEAST
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE EAST APPROACH (LIBERTY COUNTY SIDE) SHOWING X-BRACED STEEL "TOWER" BENT, WEST SIDE, FACING NORTHEAST
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE EAST APPROACH (LIBERTY COUNTY SIDE) SHOWING SPAN (OR BAY) BETWEEN X-BRACED STEEL COLUMN BENT AND X-BRACED STEEL "TOWER" BENT, WEST SIDE, FACING NORTHEAST
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE EAST APPROACH (LIBERTY COUNTY SIDE) SHOWING SPAN (OR BAY) BETWEEN X-BRACED STEEL COLUMN BENT AND PIER 6, WEST SIDE, FACING NORTHEAST
APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE PIER 6 AND END VIEW OF STEEL TRUSS SPAN 5, SOUTH SIDE, FACING NORTH
APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE PIER 5, SOUTH SIDE, AND BOTTOM OF STEEL TRUSS SPAN 4 (IN BACKGROUND) AND 5 (IN FOREGROUND), FACING NORTH
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE PIER 6 SUPPORTING SOUTH END OF SPAN 5, WEST SIDE, FACING NORTHEAST
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE WEST APPROACH (CALHOUN COUNTY SIDE) AT ROAD LEVEL (SR 20), FACING SOUTHEAST
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE WEST APPROACH (CALHOUN COUNTY SIDE) AT ROAD LEVEL (SR 20), FACING NORTHEAST
NORTH VIEW OF WEST ABUTMNET FOR THE WEST APPROACH (CALHOUN COUNTY SIDE) TO THE APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE, FACING SOUTHWEST
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE WEST APPROACH (CALHOUN COUNTY SIDE), SOUTH SIDE, FACING NORTHEAST
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE WEST APPROACH (CALHOUN COUNTY SIDE) SPANNING THE BAYOU, SOUTH SIDE, FACING NORTHEAST
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE WEST APPROACH (CALHOUN COUNTY SIDE) SHOWING BEGINNING OF CURVE TOWARD SOUTH, SOUTH SIDE, FACING EAST
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE WEST APPROACH (CALHOUN COUNTY SIDE) SHOWING TYPICAL SPAN BETWEEN STEEL COLUMN BENTS, SOUTH SIDE, FACING NORTH
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE WEST APPROACH (CALHOUN COUNTY SIDE) SHOWING TYPICAL STEEL COLUMN BENTS, FACING EAST
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE WEST APPROACH (CALHOUN COUNTY SIDE) SHOWING SPAN (BAY) BETWEEN SOLID CONCRETE BENT AND STEEL COLUMN BENT, SOUTH SIDE, FACING NORTH
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE WEST APPROACH (CALHOUN COUNTY SIDE) SHOWING SOLID CONCRETE BENT, WEST SIDE, FACING EAST
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE WEST APPROACH (CALHOUN COUNTY SIDE) SHOWING TYPICAL EXTERIOR ELEVATION OF GUARDRAIL, SOUTH SIDE, FACING NORTH
VIEW OF APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE PLAQUE ON WEST SIDE OF SOUTH POST AT WEST APPROACH TO BRIDGE, FACING EAST
ANCHOR SETTING PLAN FOR TYPICAL APPROACH SPANS AND ELEVATION OF BENT CAPS FOR APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE, SHEET 5509-M1
ANCHOR SETTING PLAN, WITH DETAILS, FOR STEEL BENTS AT APPROACH SPANS FOR APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE, SHEET 5509-M2
ANCHOR SETTING PLAN FOR PIERS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 AND 6, APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE, SHEET 5505 TO 8-M1
ERECTION PLANS (TOP AND BOTTOM), ELEVATION AND SECTIONS FOR STEEL TRUSS AT SPAN 1, APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE, SHEET 5505-6-E1
ERECTION PLANS (TOP AND BOTTOM), ELEVATION AND SECTIONS FOR STEEL TRUSS AT SPAN 2, APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE, SHEET 5507-8-E1
ERECTION PLANS (TOP AND BOTTOM), ELEVATION AND SECTIONS FOR STEEL TRUSS AT SPAN 3, APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE, SHEET 5507-8-E2
ERECTION PLANS (TOP AND BOTTOM), ELEVATION AND SECTIONS FOR STEEL TRUSS AT SPAN 4, APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE, SHEET 5507-8-E3
ERECTION PLANS (TOP AND BOTTOM), ELEVATION AND SECTIONS FOR STEEL TRUSS AT SPAN 5, APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE, SHEET 5505-6-E2
DETAIL OF BRACING AT BENTS 161, 163 AND 166, APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE, SHEET 5509-21
DETAILS FOR I-COLUMNS AND I-BEAMS AT BENT 163, APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE, SHEET 5509-17
DETAIL OF STEEL CASTINGS/CONNECTORS FOR SPANS 1, 2, 4 AND 5, APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE, SHEET 5508-1
DETAIL OF STEEL CASTINGS/CONNECTORS FOR SPAN 3, APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE, SHEET 5508-2
ERECTION PLAN FOR BEAM SPANS FROM WEST ABUTMENT TO BENT NO. 36 AT WEST APPROACH, APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE, SHEET 5509-E1
ERECTION PLAN FOR BEAM SPANS FROM BENT NO. 36 TO BENT NO. 71 AT WEST APPROACH, APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE, SHEET 5509-E2
ERECTION PLAN FOR BEAM SPANS FROM BENT NO. 71 TO BENT NO. 106 AT WEST APPROACH, APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE, SHEET 5509-E3
ERECTION PLAN FOR BEAM SPANS FROM BENT NO. 106 TO BENT NO. 141 AT WEST APPROACH, APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE, SHEET 5509-E4
ERECTION PLAN FOR BEAM SPANS FROM BENT NO. 141 TO PIER 1 AT WEST APPROACH, APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE, SHEET 5509-E5
ERECTION PLAN FOR BEAM SPANS FROM PIER 6 TO BENT NO. 185 AT EAST APPROACH, APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE, SHEET 5509-E6
ERECTION PLAN FOR BEAM SPANS FROM BENT NO. 185 TO EAST ABUTMENT AT EAST APPROACH, APALACHICOLA RIVER BRIDGE, SHEET 5509-E7
Photograph No. FL-12-59 is an 8' x 10" enlargement from a 4" x 5" negative.Photocopy of drawing (1937 construction drawing by State of Florida State Road Department in possession of Florida Department of Transportation District 3 Office, Chipley, Florida)STANDARD CONCRETE HANDRAIL, SHOWING PLAN, ELEVATION, AND DETAILS


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