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Great Bridges in Miami to Sightsee

by on Jan.02, 2013, under Travel

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Miami is a city located in southeastern Florida, one of the most populous counties in the United States because of the nature of the town itself. The city of Miami is home to several sizeable firms both nationally and globally. Behind those magnificent tall buildings, Miami holds other architectural designs that one definitely would love to see. These are the consequential bridges in Miami which definitely add to the Miami expereince.

Hook Square Bridge

Miami has 3 truss bridges, the longest of which is the Hook Square Bridge that was erected in 1930. Built over the Miami Canal where it meets Hook Square in Miami Springs, this bridge runs a total length of 132 feet. Significantly historic, the Hook Square Bridge was built with the structural rails that are exposed on both road sides where travelers pass by.

Curtiss Parkway Bridge

The Curtiss Parkway Bridge is another kind of swinging truss bridge found in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Built in 1924 and renovated in 1941, this was the first major bridge to cross the Miami Canal in the Hialeah area. It is meant to have a center which revolves to permit boats travelling thru the canal to pass around the bridge. Curtiss Parkway Bridge now is a total length of 109.9 feet.

McDaniel Commemorative Bridge

Miami Bridge is more widely known as the McDaniel Memorial Bridge. McDaniel Memorial Bridge was built in 1939 by the Massman Construction Company of Kansas City, Missouri. McDaniel Memorial Bridge is structured to have a metal bolted cantilever thru truss which extends its length as long as 2072 feet. This bridge is understood to be the 1st bridge recorded by Historicbridge.org, an organisation which aims to promote and preserve historical bridges in the United States.

Coral Gables Canal Bridge

Coral Gables Canal Bridge, found in Hardee Road (64th Street) over Coral Gables Canal was built in 1930 with a deck concrete arch design. Concrete arch bridges are the second commonest kinds of bridges found in Miami. This bridge is open to the public and very talked-about with heavy water traffic in the area. The bridge allows motorists to cross without waiting for boats to pass like they do on bascule bridges. The arches of Coral Gables Canal Bridge are built tall enough to allow boats to pass underneath simply.

Collins Canal Bridge

Collins Canal Bridge is a bridge made of concrete that arches over Collins Canal on West 23rd Street in Miami Beach. This bridge was built in 1926 and is the longest concrete bridge still working in Miami. Collins Canal Bridge basically will allow the motorists to cross over Collins Canal while traveling in Miami Beach. Although the designer of the bridge is still unrecorded to this day ,, this bridge was renovated in 1962 and still preserves its historic condition.

Tamiami Canal Railroad Bridge

Tamiami Canal Railroad Bridge is another fascinating bridge in Miami because unlike the prior bridges. Tamiami Canal Railroad Bridge is a swing-type of bridge made of pratt through truss. What makes Tamiami Canal Railroad Bridge different is its main feature of being conveyable like a bascule bridge. The center leaf of the bridge pivots swing to the sides in order for boats to pass. Built in 1926 for the Seaboard Air Line Train line, Tamiami Canal Railroad Bridge runs 124 feet long and crosses the Tamiami Canal on Northwest South Brook Drive in the city of Miami Springs.

Old Rip Rap Road Bridge

Old Rip Rap Road Bridge found in Montgomery, Ohio crossing the Great Miami Stream was erected in 1923. It's one of the bridges built during the truss bridge age. This bridge has been successfully revived and reopened for public transport. Presently it serves as the dead-end part of the Great Miami Recreation Trail bike trail.

Celine Moore has been a fan of Miami landmarks for many years. Moore has penned editorials and op-eds for many web publications. For more information about landmarks in Miami, please visit her site.

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