This is a two lane bascule bridge carrying Broadway Street over the Caloosahatchee Waterway in Alva, Florida. This is one of the four vehicle draw bridges in Lee County. The bridge is 21 feet tall and 546.9 feet in length.
Superstructure. Condition. Rating. Good 7 out of 9
Substructure Condition Rating Good 7 out of 9
Deck. Condition. Rating. Satisfactory 6 out of 9
The first bridge at this site was a swing bridge. It was built in 1903. In 1925, it was replaced by a new swing bridge. The first bridge was moved to Matlacha where it served for a short period of time. The second bridge operated until 1966. It was destroyed by a crash with a barge. The current bridge was built from 1966 to 1969.