A city of bridges
With the Atlantic Ocean, St. Johns River, Intracoastal Waterway, numerours tributaries, and acres of wetlands, Jacksonville is most certainly an aquatic city. As a result, the area has more than 200 bridges of all sizes. Most notably, however, are the seven iconic bridges that cross the St. Johns River and serve as symbols of our great city. In fact, the official logo for Super Bowl XXXIX, which will be held in Jacksonville in February 2005, even features a bridge. Here is a brief run down of the big seven by their most commonly called names, as well as a listing of the causeway bridges that cross the Intracoastal Waterway to link the beaches to the mainland.
ST. JOHNS RIVER (from north to south):
1. Dames Point Bridge (6 lanes)
2. Matthews Bridge (4 lanes)
3. Hart Bridge (4 lanes)
4. Main Street Bridge (4 lanes, draw bridge)
5. Acosta Bridge (6 lanes)
6. Fuller Warren Bridge (I-95, 8 lanes)
7. Buckman Bridge (I-295, 8 lanes)
INTRACOASTAL (from north to south):
1. Heckscher Drive (2 lanes, draw bridge)
2. Wonderwood Connector (4 lanes)
3. Atlantic Blvd. (6 lanes)
4. Beach Blvd. (4 lanes, draw bridge)
5. Butler Blvd. (4 lanes)
6. Palm Valley Rd. (4 lanes, just S of Jax)
Scenic beach found in 1513
Along a narrow stretch of barrier island separating Jacksonville's beaches from St. Augustine's beaches, Guana River State Park is thought to be where Ponce de Leon first landed in "La Florida" in 1513.
Straddling both sides of a very scenic section of A1A, the ocean side boasts some of the tallest sand dunes in the state and miles of undeveloped beachfront. Across the highway, the park's Intracoastal side boasts more dunes, scrub and wetlands, a section of which is designated a wildlife management area.
Its a Seafood restaurant on a...
Its a Seafood restaurant on a peir with biggest and best shrimp in the southeast in my opionion in the south east us at a place called Capt.Billies,its on a pier some where in Jacksonville
Nice and beautiful ocean front property on a outside pier The Shrimp,The Flounder and Clam srips
avondale is a historic district just south of five points in the riverside area of jacksonville. the avondale business district is located on two blocks of st. johns ave. and is lined with upscale shops, restaurants, and bars. both five points and avondale are fun and safe places to visit for nightlife in jacksonville.
My Experience in Jacksonville, Florida
"My Last Trip To Jax:"
I visited Jacksonville on a getaway with a female friend of mine back in February 2005. We drove 6 hours from our Atlanta area homes to spend a weekend there in Jacksonville to celebrate our new jobs that we got. We stayed at the Fairfield Inn by the airport. We visited the beaches of Jacksonville Beach, ate dinner at the American Grill at the Jacksonville Landing, got tipsy off the liquor we bought at an ABC Liquor location, and enjoyed the hot tub and pool at the hotel. Overall it was an awesome trip.
"The Trip Before Last:"
The time before the last time I visited was in January of 2005. I traveled from Atlanta to Jacksonville so that I could meet a cousin of mine that I hadn't seen in 2 years halfway. She lives in Fort Lauderdale, so Jacksonville was halfway between her home and mine. 6 hours away from Atlanta.... 6 hours from Fort Lauderdale. It was alot more hurried than my last trip there. I arrived at the hotel (Studio 6 at Baymeadows) and sat around for 6 hours before she arrived (i guess i left alot earlier than her). Then we went to eat at Denny's (exotic, i know) and met up with a few friends of hers. Then i went to my hotel and she went to hers. The next day me and her went to Atlantic Beach, then downtown to the Landing to eat at this mexican restaurant that I cant recall what it was named, but it was amazing. Then we drove around and then I drove home. Not the most eventful trip, but i fell in love with Jax that weekend.