17th Street Bridge (Vero Beach, Florida)

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17th Street Bridge
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Coordinates 27°37′55″N 80°22′05″W / 27.632°N 80.368°W / 27.632; -80.368Coordinates: 27°37′55″N 80°22′05″W / 27.632°N 80.368°W / 27.632; -80.368
Carries SR 656
Crosses Indian River
Locale Indian River County, Florida
Characteristics
Design concrete deck 4 lane
History
Opened 1979

The 17th Street Bridge (officially named the Alma Lee Loy Bridge in 2012[1]) is a fixed concrete bridge that spans the Indian River intracoastal waterway in Indian River County, Florida. The bridge, started in 1977, was constructed by Gulf Contracting Inc, FL and was completed in 1979.

The Florida Department of Transportation bridge number is 880077.

The bridge has a total of four motor vehicle lanes and two bicycle lanes. The vertical clearance is 65 ft (20 m).

On the river it crosses the ICW at Statute Mile 953, south of flashing day beacon #145A.

Controversy

Citizens are petitioning the government to add concrete barriers to protect the bicycle lanes after a child was killed crossing the bridge. The Florida DOT insists the 38 foot width each direction is too narrow for two travel lanes and a protected bicycle lane.

References

  1. ^ Mattise, Jonathan. "Measure renaming Vero Beach bridge after Alma Lee Loy awaits Gov. Scott's signature". Tcpalm.com. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 

External links

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