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The Main Street Bridge in Downtown Jacksonville Florida offers a pretty view and has always been a favorite landmark for photographers. The bridge connects the North and South banks of downtown. The bridge was built at the end of the 1930s and opened in July 1941 at a cost of $1.5 million. In 1957, the bridge was named after Mayor John T. Alsop, Jr., but continues to be known, even on road signs, as the Main Street Bridge.

Eleven steel stringer spans and three Warren through trusses make up the Main Street Bridge. Its continuous truss vertical lift span at the center is the longest in Florida. Builders of the bridge have also emphasized its functionality. The span-drive system makes the drive machine system move. It utilizes concrete counterweights that are enclosed within two large steel frame towers.

Aesthetics go with the bridge?s functionality. Its high lift towers stand amid the St. Johns River with the beautiful city buildings as its backdrop. To make the bridge even look better, nightlights were added for the Super Bowl in 2005.
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