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Puente Dames Point

Otro: Puente Napoleon Bonaparte Broward


Récord: 3245 m

Récord de Anchura de Vano: 396 m

Tipo: Puentes

Categoría: Atirantados



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Continente: Europa

País: Estados Unidos

Localización: Cruza el río St. Johns en Jacksonville, Florida

Año: 1989

Estado: Terminado

Descripción:Dames Point / Crosses Point

A 300-acre tract located twelve miles up the St. Johns River on the north shore was granted to John Cross on June 3, 1768. The property subsequently became known as Crosses Point. Cross sold it in 1770 to George Middleton and David Moses, St. Augustine merchants, who resold it in 1780 to Charles Dames, a ship captain. Dames berthed ships for the West Indies trade at a wharf on the property, and established a ship-building facility. Twenty-one acres were cleared, fenced and planted in provisions crops to feed the nine slaves Dames owned. The rest of the tract was farmable hammock and pine land. Dames constructed a new two-story dwelling house, a kitchen house, dwellings for the slaves, and several storage and other buildings.

The town of New Berlin and the ruins of a Civil War fortification, Fort Yellow Bluff, are currently situated on this tract, as are the northern footings for the Napoleon Bonaparte Broward Bridge. Despite the prominent name that appears on all official maps showing the Napoleon Bonaparte Broward Bridge, and despite the fact that Napoleon Bonaparte Broward was a mayor of Jacksonville and a popular governor of Florida known to most residents of northeast Florida, the river crossing is most often called the Dames Point Bridge. Sometime after 1780 the property known briefly as "Crosses Point" became the "Dames Point." Although few people know the location was named after a British East Florida ship captain, the name seems permanently affixed.

Interstate 295 (hidden Florida 9A) forms the suburban beltway loop around the Jacksonville metropolitan area. Built and opened in stages between 1967 and 2006, the loop is split between the West Beltway and East Beltway. The West Beltway carries the original 35 miles of I-295 from I-95 in Southside through to Mandarin, Orange Park, Westside and into Northside where it meets I-95 near Jacksonville International Airport. The newer 26-mile East Beltway continues I-295 from the West Beltway and I-95 through Northside and Arlington before returning to the West Beltway in Southside.

The Dames Point Bridge (officially the Napoleon Bonaparte Broward Bridge) is a cable-stayed bridge over the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida on the Interstate 295 East Beltway. Construction began in 1985 and was completed in 1989. The main span is 1,300 feet (396.2 m), and is 175 feet (53.3 m) high. The bridge was designed by HNTB Corporation and built by Massman Construction Company.


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