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How many bridges are in Jacksonville?

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How many bridges are in Jacksonville?
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From Erica in Jacksonville, FL:

How many major bridges are there in Jacksonville and what are their names?

Answer:

There are eight major bridges in Jacksonville. Here is the list of them, in no particular order:

  • Main St. Bridge
  • Acosta Bridge
  • Mathews Bridge
  • Buckman Bridge
  • Dames Point Bridge
  • Fuller-Warren Bridge
  • Hart Bridge
  • Trout River Bridge

Jacksonville Bridge Facts

  • At two miles long, the Dames-Point Bridge is the longest concrete cable bridge in the United States. It's official name is the Napoleon B. Broward Bridge.

  • The Main St. Bridge was officially renamed the John T. Alsop Jr. Bridge in 1957, but it continues to be known as the Main St. Bridge, even on signs and maps.

  • The Mathews Bridge is named after John E. Mathews, the former Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice who helped acquire the bridge's funding.

  • The Acosta Bridge, which is known for its neon blue lights, was originally called the St. Johns River Bridge. It was constructed in 1921. In 1991, it was rebuilt and inherited its current name.

  • No bridges in Jacksonville collect tolls; the practice was fully abolished in 1988.

  • The Riverside Arts Market, a weekly market featuring local artists, vendors and a farmer's market, is held beneath the Fuller-Warren Bridge in Riverside.
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