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Carries  Four lanes of SR A1A
ID number  790147
Clearance below  20 m
Clearance below  20 m
Locale  Port Orange, Florida
Opened  1990
Total length  229 m
Location  Port Orange
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Crosses  Halifax River Intracoastal Waterway
Official name  William V. Chappel Jr. Memorial Bridge
Maintained by  Florida Dept. of Transportation
Bodies of water  Intracoastal Waterway, Halifax River
Similar  Bert Dosh Memorial Bridge, Snow‑Reed Swing Bridge, Francis P Whitehair Bridge, Trammell Bridge, Broadway Bridge

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The Port Orange Causeway, commonly called the Port Orange Bridge or the Dunlawton Bridge, spans the Halifax River and Intracoastal Waterway in Port Orange, Volusia County, Florida. The bridge carries approximately 29,000 vehicles per day across four lanes of State Road A1A and Dunlawton Avenue.

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First bridge

The first bridge at this location was built by the Port Orange Bridge Company (owned by S. H. Gove) in 1906, made of sable palm pilings and pine bridge timbers. In 1918, Gove offered to sell the bridge to Volusia County. The bridge was severely damage by a hurricane in 1932, and was torn down. Port Orange was without a bridge for many years after the disaster.

Second bridge

A wooden bascule bridge was finally built here as a replacement in 1951. The two-lane drawbridge was paid for with tolls. The bridge connected the two ends of Dunlawton Avenue, from the mainland to the beach peninsula.

Third bridge

In May 1987, the U.S. federal government agreed to provide $8.16 million of the estimated $12 million cost of building a Port Orange, Florida bridge planned to be similar to the Granada Bridge. After the drawbridge had aged and was expensive to maintain, it was replaced in 1990 by a new four-lane high bridge, which carries State Road A1A over the river. The Florida State Legislature designated the new bridge as the Congressman William V. Chappel Jr. Memorial Bridge.

References

Port Orange Causeway Wikipedia


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