Bridge of Lions

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Saint Augustine, Florida
Bridge of Lions - Bridge of Lions from Castillo de San Marcos
Bridge of Lions - Bridge of Lions (1927)
Bridge of Lions - Bridge of Lions
Bridge of Lions - Bridge of Lions across the Matanzas River

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Andy99 Andy99
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The Bridge of Lions Mar 23, 2011
The Bridge of Lions carries Florida Highway A1A across the Matanzas River linking St. Augustine with Anastasia Island. The two lane drawbridge was opened in 1927. The bridge was closed in 2006-2010 for a rehabilitation proejct and is now open once again to traffic. The attractive Mediterranean Revival style bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a symbol of St. Augustine.

The bridge also has two pedestrian walkways separated from the traffic lanes. You can easily cross the bridge by car, bicycle, or foot. There is no toll. (You may be held up by a passing sailboat when the drawspan is raised!) The bridge is the primary way to get to St. Augustine Lighthouse, St. Augustine Beach, and the Alligator Farm.

The name "Bridge of Lions" comes from the two marble Medici lion statues placed on the St. Augustine side. "Lion" references both Ponce de Leon as well at the Castillo de San Marcos.
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sarahsan says:
Last time we tried to cross from St Augustine to Anastasia Island the drawspan got stuck in a upright position and after an hour waiting we gave up!
Posted on: Jul 04, 2011
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