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EMERGENCY RESTORATION OF HISTORIC MAIN STREET BRIDGE ELEMENTS

Duval County, FL

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, downtown Jacksonville’s Main Street Bridge required emergency replacement of the concrete structure carrying Main Street over Hogan’s Creek. The historic bridge elements were removed from the existing structure, then rehabilitated and reinstalled on the new structure. Those elements include the concrete bridge railing, precast masonry bridge rail copings, precast masonry urns, precast masonry lamp posts, precast balustrades, and precast masonry cartouches. The Main Street Bridge Culvert is a historic structure associated with Henry J. Klutho, a notable Jacksonville architect who designed many of its significant buildings and structures. The early 20th-century site has character-defining features designed by Klutho, such as obelisks, cartouches, medallions, and urns on the walls of the bridge culvert. In addition, repair and restoration of the bridge did not alter its historical design aesthetics, its function, or use of Confederate Park in the Springfield Historic District where it is located.