Alva Bridge across the Caloosahatchee Waterway in Alva, Florida

    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.

Bridge Condition
               Condition.                          Rating

 Superstructure.  Condition.          Rating.      Good 7 out of 9

  Substructure     Condition            Rating        Good 7 out of 9

  Deck.                     Condition.         Rating.     Satisfactory  6 out of 9

Alva Bridge

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Alva Bridge

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Alva Bridge

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Alva Bridge Rising

Bridge Rising

Lateral View of Alva Bridge

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Lateral View of Bridge

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View from the bridge of the Caloosahatchee Waterway

View of the bridge from a distance

     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.

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