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Coral Springs in Broward County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Coral Springs Covered Bridge

 
 
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By Jay Kravetz, November 7, 2016
1. Coral Springs Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription. The Covered Bridge was the first permanent structure built within the City by Coral Ridge Properties, developer of Coral Springs, in 1964. It withstood the eye of Hurricane Cleo that passed over it in August 1964 without sustaining any damage. The 40-foot Bridge has a single steel span. Its roof is composed of 25 truss rafters, cross braces, and stringers and is covered with shingles. It is the only covered bridge in Florida in the public right-of-way. Originally painted barn red, Coral Ridge Properties contacted the American Snuff Company in Winston-Salem, North Carolina for chewing tobacco designs to make the Bridge appear appropriately weathered. They supplied two historical designs and an artist to paint the murals. The Bull of the Woods logo, on the east side of the Bridge, first appeared in 1876. The Peach Sweet Snuff logo, on the west side of the Bridge, was designed to appeal to the ladies and was introduced in 1950. Over the years, the Bridge and murals have been restored but are difficult to see as trees have grown along the sides of the canal.

A Florida Heritage Site

 
Erected 2004 by Coral Springs Historical Advisory Committee and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-517.)
 
Location. 26° 
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By Jay Kravetz
2. Coral Springs Covered Bridge Marker
17.164′ N, 80° 15.185′ W. Marker is in Coral Springs, Florida, in Broward County. Marker is on Northwest 95th Avenue south of Wiles Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4550 NW 95 Ave, Pompano Beach FL 33065, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Museum of Coral Springs History (approx. 1 miles away); First Zion Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 9 miles away); Old Floresta Historic District (approx. 10.2 miles away); Silver Thatch Mounted Beach Patrol (approx. 10 miles away); Pompano Beach Indian Mound (approx. 10.9 miles away); F.E.C. Railway Depot, Boca Raton (approx. 10.9 miles away); Boca Raton Town Hall (approx. 11.3 miles away); West Side Grade School (approx. 13 miles away).
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Coral Springs Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, November 13, 2015
3. Coral Springs Covered Bridge Marker
Coral Springs Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, November 7, 2016
4. Coral Springs Covered Bridge Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2016, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 76 times this year. Last updated on December 11, 2016, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 10, 2016, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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