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St. Petersburg in Pinellas County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Gandy Bridge

 
 
Gandy Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, 1983
1. Gandy Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Constructed as a toll bridge for auto and street car traffic by George S. Gandy, a pioneer West Coast developer, it was begun in 1922 and opened in 1924. The structure consisted of 3 miles of causeways and 2½ miles of bridge, and at its completion was one of the world's longest bridges. It cut the distance from St. Petersburg to Tampa in half and played a prominent part in the development of the Bay area.
 
Erected 1961 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-37.)
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 27° 52.762′ N, 82° 34.977′ W. Marker was in St. Petersburg, Florida, in Pinellas County. Marker was on West Gandy Boulevard (U.S. 92) 2.1 miles east of San Fernando Drive NE, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Saint Petersburg FL 33702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Picnic Island (was approx. 2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Palonis Park (approx. 2.8 miles away); Bayflite 3 Crew
Gandy Bridge Postcard image. Click for full size.
By Florida Memory
2. Gandy Bridge Postcard
Original span on left with new span on right. Both have been demolished and replaced.
(approx. 3 miles away); Tampa as Port of Embarkation for Spanish American War (approx. 3 miles away); Tampa Confederate Salt Works (approx. 5.4 miles away); Memorial Highway (approx. 5.6 miles away); Roosevelt Elementary School (approx. 5.8 miles away); Battlefield (approx. 5.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker was located at the foot of the westbound span of the 2nd Gandy Bridge which has since been demolished. Marker disappeared in approximately 1989.
 
Also see . . .  Gandy Bridge. Wikipedia (Submitted on January 30, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 30, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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