The Howard Frankland

Florida, Road Trip, States

Actually this bridge over Old Tampa Bay is the W. Howard Frankland Bridge named after the Florida businessman who proposed it’s construction and who participated in it’s 1960 dedication. Then it was a four lane two-way span. By the time we were learning to drive, there was a steel reinforced concrete barrier down the center of the span. Today it is four lanes in each direction on two spans and it is still deserving of its nickname of the Howard “Frankenstein” during rush hour but at times like this afternoon, it’s much easier to drive than it was in the single span era. We enjoyed the sunshiny day and shared some memories in a phone call with Karen’s Dad.

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