State Road 401

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State Road 401 spurs 2.200 miles north from Cape Canaveral to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The four lane arterial spans the Canaveral Barge Canal north from a trumpet interchange with SR A1A/528 (Astronaut Boulevard) to Port Canaveral Cruise Terminals 5, 6, 8 & 10. Straddling the banks of the Banana River, SR 401 heads east the Port Canaveral Container Terminal, Seaport Canaveral Fuel Terminal, and the gate for Kennedy Space Center on Canaveral Peninsula.

Florida State Road 401 North
Ramps from SR A1A/528 (Astronaut Boulevard) combine north ahead of three drawbridges spanning the Canaveral Barge Canal. Photo taken 09/28/13.
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The northbound double leaf bascule bridge across the Canaveral Barge Canal on SR 401 was built in 1972. The 313.7 foot long span accommodates 24 feet of vertical clearance.1 Photos taken 09/28/13.
Samuel C. Phillips Parkway extends east from the end of SR 401 to Spaceport Way and the Sands Space History Center. Photo taken 09/28/13.
The succeeding turnoff along SR 401 northbound connects with Port Canaveral Cruise Terminals 8 and 10 via Charles M. Rowland Drive. Photo taken 09/28/13.
Completed in 2002, a flyover links Charles M. Rowland Drive with SR 401 southbound. Photo taken 09/28/13.
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Charles M. Rowland Drive intersects SR 401 north from Port Canaveral Cruise Terminals 5 and 6. Photos taken 09/28/13.
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Grouper Road stems south from the ensuing traffic light on SR 401 to the Port Canaveral Container Terminal. Photos taken 09/28/13.
SR 401 concludes a half mile east of Grouper Road at the entrance to Cape Canal Air Force Station and the Naval Ordnance Test Unit (NOTU). Photo taken 09/28/13.
SR 401 intersects Payne Way south to the North Intermodal Gate and proceeds along side the Seaport Canaveral Fuel Terminal to Samuel C. Phillips Parkway. Photo taken 09/28/13.
Florida State Road 401 South
SR 401 south at Grouper Road to the Port Canaveral Container Terminal. Photo taken 09/28/13.
Charles M. Rowland Drive connects SR 401 with parking garages for the Port Canaveral Cruise Terminals. Photo taken 09/28/13.
SR 401 arcs southward along a strip of land between the Banana River and the West Turning Basin at Port Canaveral. Photo taken 09/28/13.
Passing under the flyover from Charles M. Rowland Drive onto SR 401 southbound. Photo taken 09/28/13.
Continuing south toward SR A1A (Astronaut Boulevard), the ensuing left exit leads to Port Canaveral Cruise Terminals 1 and 2, the Port Authority Maritime Center and Jetty Park. Photo taken 09/28/13.
Southbound SR 401 partitions onto separate draw bridges across the Canaveral Barge Canal for the ramps to SR A1A (Astronaut Boulevard) south and SR A1A/528 (Bennett Causeway) west. Photo taken 09/28/13.
SR 528 (Martin Andersen Beachline Expressway) originates at the exchange with SR 401 and travels 53 miles west to Interstate 4 at Orlando. Photo taken 09/28/13.
The westbound on-ramp for SR A1A/528 utilizes the outer bridge across the Canaveral Barge Canal. SR A1A/528 overlap west along Bennett Causeway to Merritt Island and U.S. 1 at the city of Cocoa. Photo taken 09/28/13.
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The southbound bascule bridges over the Canaveral Barge Canal were constructed in 1963. Photos taken 09/28/13.
An Explore Florida sign stands along the ramp from SR 401 south to SR A1A/528 west for visitors entering Florida from the Port Canaveral Cruise Terminals. Photo taken 09/28/13.

Sources:
  1. SR-401 NB over Service Rd & Canal, Brevard County, Florida. BridgeReports.com


Photo Credits:

09/28/13 by AARoads

Connect with:
State Road A1A
State Road 528 - Martin Andersen Beachline Expressway

Page Updated 04-25-2019.