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17th Street Bridge (Vero Beach, Florida)

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Carries  SR 656
Opened  1979
Body of water  Indian River
Crosses  Indian River
Bridge type  Arch bridge
17th Street Bridge (Vero Beach, Florida)
Locale  Indian River County, Florida
Design  concrete deck 4 lane arch
Location  Indian River County, Florida
Similar  Merrill P Barber Bridge, Wabasso Bridge, Bert Dosh Memorial Bridge, Snow‑Reed Swing Bridge, Sebastian Inlet Bridge

The 17th Street Bridge (officially named the Alma Lee Loy Bridge in 2012) is a fixed concrete arch 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

17th Street Bridge (Vero Beach, Florida) Wikipedia


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