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Vero Beach in Indian River County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

US-1 Tee-Beam Bridge in Indian River County

 
 
US-1 Tee-Beam Bridge in Indian River County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, March 11, 2016
1. US-1 Tee-Beam Bridge in Indian River County Marker
Inscription. The tee-beam bridge at this location carried traffic southbound on US-1 over the Florida East Coast Railway and Old Dixie Highway beginning in 1927. The tee-beam design, constructed from cast-in-place concrete beams and reinforced steel running lengthwise along the bottom, was one of the most popular bridge types in the 1920s and 1930s. The Florida State Road Department was authorized in 1923 to complete a system of roads designated by the state legislature to help encourage tourism, which included the construction of US-1 as a major north-south route through Florida. This tee-beam bridge was the first US-1 bridge constructed by the Florida State Road Department in Indian River County. It was the second of six bridges built in the 1920s along US-1 in Florida. The durable tee-beam bridge was easy and cost-effective to build. This bridge was also important for its great length for a tee-beam bridge, which totaled 288 feet. The bridge at this location was a significant example from the 1920s, a decade from which historic bridges are increasingly rare. It was replaced in 2014.
A Florida Heritage Site

 
Erected 2014 by Florida Department of Transportation & Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-837.)
 
Location. 27° 
US-1 Tee-Beam Bridge in Indian River County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, March 11, 2016
2. US-1 Tee-Beam Bridge in Indian River County Marker
33.362′ N, 80° 22.162′ W. Marker is in Vero Beach, Florida, in Indian River County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Old Dixie Highway (State Road 605), on the right when traveling north on U.S. 1. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vero Beach FL 32962, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McKee Jungle Garden Gates (approx. 3.7 miles away); McKee Jungle Gardens (approx. 3.7 miles away); Vero Beach City Hall (approx. 5.9 miles away); Osceola Park Historic Residential District (approx. 6 miles away); City of Vero Beach (approx. 6.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary (approx. 6.3 miles away); Baseball and Dodgertown (approx. 6.9 miles away); St. Lucie County (approx. 8.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Vero Beach.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on , by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on July 12, 2016.
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