Moore Haven Swing Bridge - Moore Haven, Florida, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR
N 26° 50.053 W 081° 05.334
17R E 491166 N 2968076
Quick Description: A swing type railroad bridge that crosses the Intracoastal Waterway in Moore Haven, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 10/8/2021 6:24:44 AM
Waymark Code: WM153D3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Located in Moore Haven, just south of the Moore Haven locks on the Cross-State Canal of the Okeechobee Intracoastal Waterway, and north of U.S. Highway 27, is a swing type railroad bridge. This pony/through plate girder bridge crosses over the Caloosahatchee Canal. It is used by the South Central Florida Express (SCXF), the South Central Florida Railroad (SCFE) and the U.S. Sugar Corporation (USSC).

It is an active bridge open to traffic. When not in use it is left open so that waterway traffic can freely utilize the Intracoastal Waterway. When the bridge is to be utilized a warning horn sounds and any approaching train must stop and an engineer must exit the train and walk to a enclosed control panel to close the bridge. A green light indicates that the train may proceed across. After crossing the same procedure must be completed in reverse to open the bridge for waterway traffic. A 200' (approximate) concrete trestle bridge is located on the east side of the swing bridge.

Coordinates for this waymark are from the south side of the bridge in an open park area with covered picnic tables. Another location that may be utilized is on the north side of the bridge on Alvin Ward Senior Drive. Bridgehunter.com ID# BH60742 (visit link)

The first three gallery photo show the following:
1. Bridge closed
2. Bridge open for waterway traffic.
4. Bridge closed with trestle and train.
Bridge Type: Swing Bridge

Pedestrian Traffic: no

Bicycle Traffic: no

Vehicular Traffic: no

Railway Traffic: yes

Built: Not listed

Span: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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