|January 2014 (26.94583 Degrees, -80.08444 Degrees) Jupiter Federal Bridge|
The US-1 (SR-5) Bridge (FDOT #930005) is a 843 ft long bridge with parallel twin leaf bascule spans that crosses at a bend in the Intracoastal Waterway in the City of Jupiter. Similar to yesterday's bridge the approach spans are precast girders on multicolumn bents. Note the counterweights are big blocks of concrete in steel bins that sit under the adjacent spans.
This bridge is 843.6 ft long with a 116.5 ft bascule span and it was built in 1958. It's 65 ft wide (carrying one of the main roads through town) and the constant opening and closing is a major nuisance.
The Jupiter Federal Bridge is no more. I was the last JF bridge tender 3/13/23. The new JF bridge will be completed in 2025 or 26. I just hope Bodler Barthelemy puts more thought into the bridgehouse design than I seen on all the other bridges I've operated. Maybe even consult some bridge tenders.
If you want, you can use my picture, taken 3/27/23, of parts of the JF bridge on a barge headed south under the Parker Bridge.
I don't use my Google account, but can be reached at Max@ManateeMax.com
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