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A River Runs Through It

The St. Johns River Bridge, erected in 1921, was the first to bridge the gap for vehicle traffic between Jacksonville’s north and south banks. Nicknamed the Yellow Monster for its penchant to delay traffic while stuck in the raised position, the bridge later named the Acosta Bridge recently celebrated 100 years of service. Read more about Jacksonville’s bridges…

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Making the Case for Historic Preservation

Part of our mission is to make the case for historic preservation, partly because it creates economic development in addition to cultural capital, but also because an old building contributes to the time capsule of city planning, architecture and construction as they were understood and practiced in the early 1900s.

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