Historic Markers Across Florida



Gandy Bridge



Marker ID: FLHM 
Location: U.S. 92 - Gandy Bridge
County: Pinellas
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Waymark: None
 



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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 2+ 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.


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City: St. Petersburg, FL