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Clearwater in Pinellas County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Seminole Bridge

 
 
The Seminole Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, August 30, 2007
1. The Seminole Bridge Marker
Inscription. The Seminole Bridge was the original link to Clearwater Beach. Completed in 1917, the wooden bridge opened up access to the beach and paved the way for its first development. The bridge terminated where the Palm Pavilion stands today. It became known as the “Rickety Bridge” because the unforgiving Florida sun warped the boards, popping out the nails at either end. Automobiles would “clippity-clop” along at a slow, noisy pace. A turnstile allowed boats to pass through. The bridge’s lifespan was cut short, in part, by the hurricane of ’21 and, finally, by the completion of Memorial Causeway in 1926.
 
Erected by Clearwater Historical Society.
 
Location. 27° 58.44′ N, 82° 48.141′ W. Marker is in Clearwater, Florida, in Pinellas County. Marker is on Seminole Street near North Osceola Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clearwater FL 33755, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clearwater Post Office (approx. 0.7 miles away); Harbor Oaks Historic District (approx. 1.2 miles away); Magnolia Drive Dock (approx. 1.3 miles away);
The Seminole Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, August 30, 2007
2. The Seminole Bridge Marker
The American's Creed / In Grateful Remembrance (approx. 2.7 miles away); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); First Public School (approx. 2.9 miles away); Dr. Willis Stanley Blatchley (approx. 3.2 miles away); Dunedin Isles Golf Club (approx. 5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Clearwater.
 
Regarding The Seminole Bridge. What’s left of the bridge is now a boat launch/fishing pier with a huge parking lot.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,910 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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