Bascule Bridge over Caloosahatchee River on the Seminole Gulf R.R. In North Fort Myers, Fl.

Bascule Bridge over Caloosahatchee River

 

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Approach to R.R. Bridge over Caloosahatchee River

      The Seminole Gulf Railroad crosses the Caloosahatchee River in North Fort Myers, Florida.   The original bridge at this site was built as a swing bridge by the Alantic Coast Line Railroad in 1903.  This bridge was modified in 1977.  The main span was converted to a bascule through truss drawbridge.    The approaches to the bridge are wooden trestles.  Many railroads have used this crossing including:  Alantic Coast Railroad, CSX Railroad, Family Lines System, Seaboard Coast Line Railroad,  Seaboard System Railroad, Seminole Gulf Railroad.

Posted 4/20/2018

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