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Re: Florida
« Reply #3625 on: May 12, 2023, 03:23:15 PM »

Florida will build its first wildlife bridges over I-4 in Polk County.

https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-polk/fdot-plans-states-first-wildlife-crossing-overpass-across-i-4-in-polk-county

Already has to some degree. The Exit 48 project addresses that already.
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« Reply #3626 on: May 20, 2023, 07:11:08 AM »

What railroad uses this crossing of US 19-98-Alt. 27 in Perry?
https://www.google.com/maps/@30.106714,-83.5891702,3a,90y,354.45h,79.45t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s9uf6mOFvixG2B6H-rl4Tkw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en
I know it leads to some kind of saw mill.

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« Reply #3627 on: May 20, 2023, 07:34:17 AM »

What railroad uses this crossing of US 19-98-Alt. 27 in Perry?
https://www.google.com/maps/@30.106714,-83.5891702,3a,90y,354.45h,79.45t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s9uf6mOFvixG2B6H-rl4Tkw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en
I know it leads to some kind of saw mill.

Looks like itís the Florida-Georgia Railway. The paper mill was (or is) owned by Georgia-Pacific or one of its subsidiaries.
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« Reply #3628 on: May 23, 2023, 11:42:49 PM »

https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-pinellas/changes-coming-to-portion-of-us-19-in-pinellas-county

https://www.fdottampabay.com/project/285/256774-3-52-01

Improvements coming to US 19 to extend its controlled access further north. Presently it ends at CR 580, but now it will go further to help improve heavy traffic along the congested artery.
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« Reply #3629 on: June 03, 2023, 08:50:43 AM »

Okay. I have another question; Georgia-Pacific donated some land in Gulf Hammock, Florida for a wayside park in 1969, as you can see in this image.

They bought out the Patterson-Mcinnis Sawmill in 1940, and have and old P&M steam locomotive on display there. Was this in conjunction with the widening of US 19 and 98, or did that project occur at some other time in Florida history?


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Re: Florida
« Reply #3630 on: June 03, 2023, 10:00:42 AM »

Here is an image of the P&M locomotive for those interested:  https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10218665995161546&set=a.10218666088203872
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« Reply #3631 on: June 05, 2023, 03:38:54 PM »

Yes, I posted some pictures of it myself. But it still doesn't answer my question about whether the wayside park was installed at the time US 19-98 was being converted into the four-lane divided highway with the tree-lined median that we know it to be today, or whether that widening took place at another period in time.

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