Old Ortega Bridge - Jacksonville, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GatoRx
N 30° 16.859 W 081° 42.378
17R E 432070 N 3350132
Quick Description: The Ortega River Bridge, a drawbridge crossing the Ortega River in Jacksonville's Westside.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 11/29/2007 2:14:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM2P5D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 94

Long Description:
The Ortega River Bridge, also known as the Old Ortega Bridge, or the Grand Avenue Bridge, is a local historical landmark. It has been functional since the 1920s, and recent renovations of the bridge and parks at the north end have made this a relaxing place to enjoy a sunny day by the river. The bridge is at the mouth of the Ortega, where it flows into the St. John's River, overlooking Jacksonville's skyline. A warm weekend afternoon sees this bridge go up and down many times an hour as sailboats and motor yachts make their way through to their docks.

Bridge Type: Drawbridge (Bascule Bridge)

Pedestrian Traffic: yes

Bicycle Traffic: yes

Vehicular Traffic: yes

Railway Traffic: no

Built: Not listed

Span: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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