The Midpoint Memorial Bridge (also locally known as the Midpoint Bridge) is a bridge located in Southwest Florida. It spans the Caloosahatchee River, connecting Fort Myers and Cape Coral. It is a four-lane fixed span one and one-quarter mile long. The bridge is so-named because its placement situates it roughly halfway between the Cape Coral Bridge to the south, and the Caloosahatchee Bridge to the north.

PropertyValue
dbpedia-owl:Infrastructure/length
  • 2.01168
dbpedia-owl:abstract
  • The Midpoint Memorial Bridge (also locally known as the Midpoint Bridge) is a bridge located in Southwest Florida. It spans the Caloosahatchee River, connecting Fort Myers and Cape Coral. It is a four-lane fixed span one and one-quarter mile long. The bridge is so-named because its placement situates it roughly halfway between the Cape Coral Bridge to the south, and the Caloosahatchee Bridge to the north. It carries County Road 884, which is known as Colonial Boulevard on the Fort Myers Side, and Veterans Parkway on the Cape Coral Side. The bridge was first proposed in the 1970s, but construction was delayed for many years, largely due to opposition in Fort Myers. After a series of court battles, reaching the Florida Supreme Court, construction began in 1995, and the bridge opened for traffic on October 19, 1997. The bridge's location was considered as possible location of the Cape Coral Bridge before its current location was determined. The Midpoint Memorial Bridge was constructed as part of the extension of Colonial Boulevard into Cape Coral. Before construction, Colonial Boulevard terminated at State Road 867 (McGregor Boulevard), which runs parallel to the river. In Cape Coral, C.R. 884 (locally known as Veterans Parkway) now terminates at S.R. 78 (Pine Island Road) near Matlacha, and includes an overpass over the intersection with Del Prado Boulevard. The addition of the Midpoint Memorial Bridge resulted in several ancillary road projects in Fort Myers as well. Colonial Boulevard was widened to six lanes and overpasses were constructed over McGregor Boulevard and at the intersection with U.S. 41. The bridge is owned by the Lee County Department of Transportation. There is currently a two dollar toll in effect for westbound vehicles only, and there is no toll for eastbound traffic. Florida's statewide "Sunpass" prepaid electronic toll collection system is accepted on the Midpoint Bridge, along with Lee County's "Leeway" prepaid toll system, which is also used on the Cape Coral Bridge, and the Sanibel Causeway. However, there is a variable pricing scheme in effect: Cape Coral & Midpoint bridges allow a 25% discount for Sunpass users only during the following Variable Pricing Hours: 6:30 am - 7:00 am 9:00 am - 11:00 am 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm The intention is to move peak-hour users to "shoulder" commuter times, rather than to reward drivers for not traveling at all near rush hours, which is why the toll will still be full rate for those crossing the bridge at, say, 9:00 pm using a Sunpass. On the Cape Coral side of the bridge, there is a replica of the statue from the Marine Corps War Memorial in Rosslyn, Virginia (which is just outside of Washington, D.C.). The statue depicts the six U. S Marines raising the American flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima. On the Fort Myers side, there is a small Vietnam War Memorial.
dbpedia-owl:crosses
dbpedia-owl:length
  • 2011.680000 (xsd:double)
dbpedia-owl:locatedInArea
dbpedia-owl:openingDate
  • 1997-10-19 (xsd:date)
dbpedia-owl:openingYear
  • 1997-01-01 00:00:00 (xsd:date)
dbpedia-owl:thumbnail
dbpedia-owl:toll
  • 2.0
dbpedia-owl:type
dbpedia-owl:width
  • 24.384000 (xsd:double)
dbpedia-owl:wikiPageID
  • 1778975 (xsd:integer)
dbpedia-owl:wikiPageInLinkCount
  • 23 (xsd:integer)
dbpedia-owl:wikiPageOutLinkCount
  • 48 (xsd:integer)
dbpedia-owl:wikiPageRevisionID
  • 534869971 (xsd:integer)
dbpprop:bridge
  • Midpoint Memorial Bridge
dbpprop:bridgeName
  • Midpoint Memorial Bridge
dbpprop:bridgeSigns
  • 25 (xsd:integer)
dbpprop:clearance
  • 55 (xsd:integer)
dbpprop:coordinates
  • 26 (xsd:integer)
dbpprop:crosses
dbpprop:design
dbpprop:downstream
dbpprop:downstreamSigns
  • 25 (xsd:integer)
dbpprop:hasPhotoCollection
dbpprop:length
  • 1.25
dbpprop:locale
  • Fort Myers and Cape Coral, Florida
dbpprop:maint
  • Lee County Department of Transportation
dbpprop:officialName
  • Midpoint Memorial Bridge
dbpprop:open
  • 1997-10-19 (xsd:date)
dbpprop:place
dbpprop:structure
  • Crossings
dbpprop:toll
  • 2.0
dbpprop:upstream
dbpprop:upstreamSigns
  • 20 (xsd:integer)
dbpprop:width
  • 80.0
dbpprop:wordnet_type
dcterms:subject
grs:point
  • 26.600719444444444 -81.90072222222223
rdf:type
rdfs:comment
  • The Midpoint Memorial Bridge (also locally known as the Midpoint Bridge) is a bridge located in Southwest Florida. It spans the Caloosahatchee River, connecting Fort Myers and Cape Coral. It is a four-lane fixed span one and one-quarter mile long. The bridge is so-named because its placement situates it roughly halfway between the Cape Coral Bridge to the south, and the Caloosahatchee Bridge to the north.
rdfs:label
  • Midpoint Memorial Bridge
owl:sameAs
geo:geometry
  • POINT(-81.9007 26.6007)
geo:lat
  • 26.600719 (xsd:float)
geo:long
  • -81.900719 (xsd:float)
http://www.w3.org/ns/prov#wasDerivedFrom
foaf:depiction
foaf:isPrimaryTopicOf
foaf:name
  • Midpoint Memorial Bridge
is dbpedia-owl:wikiPageDisambiguates of
is dbpedia-owl:wikiPageRedirects of
is dbpprop:downstream of
is dbpprop:upstream of
is owl:sameAs of
is foaf:primaryTopic of