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St. Augustine in Saint Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Francis and Mary Usina Bridge

 
 
The Francis and Mary Usina Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
1. The Francis and Mary Usina Bridge Marker
Inscription. Named in honor of the St. Augustine and North Beach civic leaders, Francis E. and Mary Borum Usina.

Just as the bridge spans the North River to connect the St. Augustine mainland with Vilano and North Beach, so too the Usinas were strong links between the communities.

For half a century Captain Usina skippered the sightseeing vessel, Victory II, on Matanzas Bay; with his wife Mary he pioneered in development and improvement of North Beach as St. Augustine expanded to include that area.
Francis E. Usina, 1900 - 1973
Mary Borum Usina, 1909 - 1989

 
Erected 1995 by St. John County Commission in cooperation with the St. Augustine Historical Society.
 
Location. 29° 54.755′ N, 81° 18.6′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is on North Ocean Boulevard (State Road A1A), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nelmar Terrace Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park (approx. half a mile away); Gault Street (approx.
The Francis and Mary Usina Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
2. The Francis and Mary Usina Bridge
half a mile away); First Spanish Muster Site in Florida (approx. half a mile away); The 1910 Mary Peck House (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Old St. Johns County Jail (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Great Cross (approx. 0.6 miles away); Spreading the Wealth Since 1900 (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Also see . . .  Bridges of St. Johns County, part 1: Gateway to Vilano Beach. (Submitted on September 25, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsNotable Persons
 
The Francis and Mary Usina Bridge Pilings image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
3. The Francis and Mary Usina Bridge Pilings
From a trail under the bridge on the Vilano Beach side.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 941 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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