Old Sawpit Creek Bridge - Jacksonville, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 30° 30.757 W 081° 27.439
17R E 456121 N 3375678
Quick Description: The Old Sawpit Creek Bridge, located in Jacksonville, Florida, USA, was converted to a fishing pier bridge and, along with the Old Nassau Sound Bridge, renamed the George Crady Bridge after completion of the new Nassau Sound Bridge.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 12/16/2007 3:35:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM2RZ8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose
Views: 112

Long Description:
The Department of Transportation had plans to tear down both the Old Sawpit Creek Bridge (south bridge) and the Old Nassau Sound Bridge (north bridge), which were separated by a small island and which once carried cars to and from Amelia Island, after the new bridge replacing these two bridges was completed. However, State Representative George Crady (Democrat-Yulee, Florida) played a major role in protecting both old bridges as part of Florida’s award-winning state park system. The new Nassau Sound Bridge, which links Duval and Nassau counties, replaced the old span of the Old Nassau Sound Bridge and the smaller Sawpit Creek bridge just to the south (visit link). In 2003, the two old bridges were renamed the George Crady Bridge at a dedication ceremony in honor of the former State Representative (visit link). The two old bridges connect two world class state parks – Big Talbot and Amelia Island. A variety of activities can be enjoyed at the bridge site, including hiking, biking, and fishing.
Original Use: Vehicle - Car / Truck

Date Built: Unknown

Construction: Concrete

Condition: Good

See this website for more information: [Web Link]

Date Abandoned: 1999

Bridge Status - Orphaned or Adopted.: Not listed

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