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What's a jump bridge?
« on: March 24, 2019, 07:53:10 AM »

I ask this because the weekend of Mar. 30/31 will be the first of several weekends when this will happen on MD 213, as reported by the Talbot Star-Democrat and its sister weeklies in Kent and Queen Anne's counties...


The first weekend closure of state Route 213 at Gravel Run on the north end of Centreville is set for March 29, weather permitting.


The closure is necessary to assemble and place the temporary “jump bridge” that will keep traffic moving while crews repair the bridge substructure and replace the bridge deck this spring, said Bob Rager, SHA community liaison. The March 29-April 1 closure is the first of four possible weekend closures needed at the Gravel Run location.

I've never heard of a "jump bridge", and couldn't find the term on Google, Wikipedia, or aaroads.com.  What is it?

The Washington/Baltimore/Arlington CSA has two Key Bridges, a Minnesota Avenue, and a Mannasota Avenue.


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Re: What's a jump bridge?
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2019, 12:50:30 PM »

Sounds like a shoofly.
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Re: What's a jump bridge?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2019, 09:33:17 AM »

Sounds like a local colloquialism for a temporary bridge.
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Re: What's a jump bridge?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2019, 12:03:05 PM »

In Florida it was a common term for bridged people would dive from, especially if there was a dredge channel underneath.  Really the term applied to pretty much any type of bridge, the one I recall off the top of my head was the Sugarloaf Key Jump Bridge I’m old US 1. 


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