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Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bridge of the Isles

 
 
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By Jay Kravetz, October 9, 2017
1. Bridge of the Isles Marker
Inscription. During the 1920s Florida Land Boom, the present-day Nurmi Isles subdivision was dredged to create the four finger islands. Bridges providing access to each island were constructed, but no additional development occurred until Victor Nurmi purchased the property in 1944. Nurmi had a vision for development of the subdivision, and one of the first construction projects he undertook was the replacement of the 1920s bridges. The four new bridges were intended to be gateways to the islands. Designed as low-level bridges, they provided sweeping views of the subdivision’s palm-lined boulevards. The bridges included sidewalks and low-level, recessed lighting. Constructed by the Powell Brothers of Fort Lauderdale, they were of cast in place concrete slab engineering. The bridge railings were concrete, with simple relief designs similar to those of the original bridges. The bridges included Moderne design features in their decorative pedestals, urns, and lettering, which have been incorporated into the designs of the current bridges. The historic bridges were significant for their association with the history of Fort Lauderdale’s finger island development, and were replaced in 2015 and 2016.
 
Erected 2015 by Florida Department of Transportation, District 4 and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number
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By Jay Kravetz, October 9, 2017
2. Bridge of the Isles Marker
F-864.)
 
Location. 26° 7.212′ N, 80° 7.191′ W. Marker is in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in Broward County. Marker is on East Las Olas Boulevard (State Road 842) west of NE 20th Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Lauderdale FL 33301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Lauderdale Beaches Wade-Ins (approx. one mile away); Indian Haulover (approx. one mile away); Ivy Julia Cromartie Stranahan (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Stranahan House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (approx. 1.1 miles away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Oliver Building (approx. 1˝ miles away); Museum Building (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Lauderdale.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Bridge of the Isles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, October 9, 2017
3. Bridge of the Isles Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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