The CSX RR lift bridge over the Manatee River connects Bradenton with Palmetto. It is a single leaf rolling lift bascule bridge. It’s design is a pony plate girder. It is an untended active bridge. It is normally in the open position.
The builder/contractor is unknown.
The main span is 125 feet in length. The total structure length is 3,520 feet.
The Tampa Southern Railroad built tracks to Bradenton in the early 1920’s. This railroad had a bascule bridge that crossed the Manatee River in Bradenton. This was on a 1922 map.
In 1967, Seaboard Airline Railroad and the Atlantic Coastline Railroad merged to form Seaboard Coast Line. This resulted in rail line consolidation. The Seaboard Swing Bridge over the Manatee River in Bradenton was demolished
There was now a single bascule bridge crossing over the Manatee River
Lehne Burgers is the name of a restaurant group currently located at 1232 Cape Coral Parkway Easr, Cape Coral and 23111 Fashion Drive, Estero.
The restaurant is known for its slogan build your own burger. The partners in these are Mike Lehne (from Hanover, Germany) and Christine Possei. Their first location was in the Fort Myers Beach area. This opened in 2014 and closed 3 years later.
The next location was at 1232 Cape Coral Parkway East, Cape Coral East. This location is still in operation.
There is another restaurant at 23111 Fashion Drive Suite 111, Estero.