Wilson Pigott Bascule Bridge

Wilson Pigott Bascule Bridge

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     One of the four drawbridges across the Caloosahatchee River in Lee County, Florida is the Wilson Pigott Bridge (named after a former Lee County Commissioner). It is located near Fort Myers Shores.  This structure is also known as the State Road 31 Bridge.  This is a bascule type bridge.

     It was built in 1960.  It is a two lane structure.  It is 27 feet tall.  It was built to replace a swing bridge at Olga.  This previous bridge was located 3 miles downstream.  It has been built in 1911 and was demolished shortly before the construction of the Wilson Pigott Bridge.

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