Indian Rocks Causeway

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Indian Rocks Causeway
The Indian Rocks Causeway.jpg
The Indian Rocks Causeway in 2019.
Coordinates27°53′00.1″N 82°50′43.6″W / 27.883361°N 82.845444°W / 27.883361; -82.845444
Carries SR 688
CrossesThe Narrows
LocaleIndian Rocks Beach, Florida
Official nameIndian Rocks Causeway
Other name(s)Indian Rocks Bridge
OwnerState Highway Agency
Characteristics
DesignBascule
MaterialSteel
Total length458 feet
Width35 feet
Clearance above19 feet
Clearance below23 feet
No. of lanesFour
History
Opened1916 (original swing bridge)
1958 (current eastbound)
1999 (current westbound)
Statistics
Daily traffic8,550
TollNone
Location

The Indian Rocks Causeway (also called the Indian Rocks Bridge) is a twin-span double-leaf bascule bridge that crosses the Narrows, part of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, connecting the barrier islands of Indian Rocks Beach and the mainland of Seminole, Florida. The bridge carries Walsingham Road, part of SR 688. The eastbound span of the Indian Rocks Causeway was built in 1958, replacing the original swing bridge built in 1916, and the westbound span was built in 1999.[1][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BridgeReports.com | SR 688 WALSINGHAM over INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY, Pinellas County, Florida". bridgereports.com. Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  2. ^ "Florida Route 688 Bascule Bridge". Bridgehunter.com. Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  3. ^ "Indian Rocks Causeway Bridge". drawbridgeahead.com. Retrieved 2020-10-17.

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