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Récord: 4529 m
País: Estados Unidos
Localización: St. Petersburgo a Tampa, Florida
Descripción:The Gandy Bridge, the first to cross Tampa Bay, was a dream of former Philadelphia industrialist George S. "Dad" Gandy 10 years before it was a reality. After two years of construction, Dad Gandy made the dedication speech on November 20, 1924 with a four-word one liner, "The bridge is built!" It cost $3 million to build at that time and was one of the longest bridges in the world. The 2 1/2 mile concrete bridge with 3 1/2 miles of causeways cut the driving distance between St. Petersburg and Tampa from 43 miles to 19 miles.
Gandy Bridge is the southernmost bridge spanning Old Tampa Bay from St. Petersburg, Florida to Tampa, Florida. The original span was dismantled in 1975. The second bridge was used until 1997, when it was converted to recreational use by non-motorized traffic. It is now known as the Friendship Trail Bridge. It was proposed for demolition in 2012 and there is a campaign to preserve it. The third and fourth spans of the Gandy Bridge are currently being used for vehicle traffic.
Almost three miles long, the Gandy Bridge is one of three bridges connecting the mainland of Hillsborough County and Pinellas County; the others being the Howard Frankland Bridge and the Courtney Campbell Causeway.
Inserción: 2014-10-29 13:28:55
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