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 UNF Library: John E. Mathews, Jr. Collection - Biography
Mathews was a life-long resident of Jacksonville, Florida, where he was born on June 20, 1920, to Alice Schumpert Mathews.
His father, John E. Mathews, Sr., was a constitutional lawyer and, in later years, a Florida state legislator and Chief Justice of the 1955 Florida Supreme Court.
The Mathews Bridge in Jacksonville is named in his honor, after his success in leading the way for construction funding.
www.unf.edu /library/sc/mathewsbio.html   (713 words)

 Greater Astoria Historical Society - History Topics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The 1,017-ft bridge is a two-hinged steel arch with a clear span from center to center of skewback hinges of 977.6 ft. Built to accommodate four railroad tracks, it was designed for a total live and dead load of 76,000 lb per lineal foot.
While the nearby Triborough Bridge was constantly being maintained and repainted, the Hell Gate Bridge had not been painted since it opened in 1916, except by the skillful hands of graffiti artists.
Since the bridge was deemed structurally sound by Amtrak president W. Graham Claytor, Jr., he saw little need for spending money for "cosmetic purposes." Buttressed by a 1991 article in The New Yorker on what Moynihan called "a great engineering miracle," Congress appropriated $55 million to repair and refurbish the Hell Gate Bridge.
www.astorialic.org /topics/transportation/hellgate.shtm   (864 words)

 Main Street Bridge (Jacksonville) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Main Street Bridge was the second road bridge built across the St.
The lift bridge opened in July 1941 at a cost of $1.5 million.
In 1968, a flyover was built between the ramps to I-95 (SR 9) and the bridge, with continuing to serve Miami Road and several other cross streets.
www.northmiami.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Main_Street_Bridge_(Jacksonville)   (444 words)

Bridge is a dark-haired, slender young woman who does not appear particularly muscular.
But Mathews is a rowing powerhouse, its crews regularly winning gold medals against much larger schools in regattas as far away as Canada and Philadelphia.
In what may be one secret of Mathews High's achievements in the world of competitive rowing, a core of the team continues training through the summer under the banner of the Mobjack Rowing Association.
www.visitmathews.com /OUTDOORS/mhs_rowing.htm   (1255 words)

 Encyclopedia: Buckman Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The eastbound (southbound) and westbound (northbound) lanes are built on separate bridge structures.
Downtown Jacksonville and Naval Air Station Jacksonville are visible from the bridge to the north.
The National Bridge Inventory (NBI) is a database, compiled by the Federal Highway Administration, with information on all bridges and tunnels in the United States that have roads passing above or below.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Buckman-Bridge   (435 words)

 Water's Edge, Reflecting life in the coastal south   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Florence Acosta Flynn, 82-year-old daughter of the man for whom the bridge is named, participated in groundbreaking ceremonies on January 19,1990.At age 11, in 1919, she had watched her father hoist a shovel full of earth before construction of the first Acosta Bridge.
bridge had been deteriorating in recent years,” The Florida Times-Union reported, “and needed to be replaced with a larger bridge capable of handling twice the traffic.” The new fixed-span bridge will “dwarf” the old Acosta, the newspaper reported.
The Napoleon Bonaparte Broward Bridge, named in honor of Florida’s governor from 1905 until 1909, is the largest concrete cable-stayed bridge in the western hemisphere, with towers rising 472 feet above the waters of the St. Johns River.
www.waters-edge.com /features/features4.html   (680 words)

 bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
bridge A filter paper or other substrate used as a wick and support structure for a plant tissue in culture when a liquid medium is used.
Donna Campbell, 46, of Hilliard, was driving east on the Mathews Bridge when she lost control of her Jeep Wrangler on wet metal grating at the top of the bridge...
OLD BRIDGE, NJ -- Eleven ducklings trapped in a storm drain were saved by the efforts of an observant passerby and several township workers.
biometnews.com /biotechnology/bridge.html   (709 words)

 The Ultimate Fuller Warren Bridge - American History Information Guide and Reference
The Fuller Warren Bridge in Jacksonville, Florida spans the St.
The current bridge was completed in 2002, replacing the original draw-bridge span built in 1954.
The entire bridge is over 7,500 ft. long, with a main span of 250 feet, and a vertical clearance of 75 ft.
www.historymania.com /american_history/Fuller_Warren_Bridge   (86 words)

 Jason Mathews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Jason Mathews graduated from Bridge City High School in 1989 where he lettered in football, basketball, and track.
Mathews lettered three years at Texas A&M after attending Brigham Young as defensive lineman for one year.
Mathews signed as a free agent with the Tennessee Oilers on September 1, 1998 after being waived by Tampa bay on the final cutdown day.
www.museum.lamarpa.edu /jmathews.html   (260 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online: MATHEWS, JAMES F.
MATHEWS, JAMES F. James F. (Doc) Mathews, Confederate army officer, was born on October 20, 1840.
Mower's Union corps would capture the bridge that was the only Confederate route of retreat, ordered the Eighth Texas Cavalry to hold the federal advance until the bridge could be secured.
Mathews relayed Hardee's words to his unit, then asked each company to decide its own course of action, saying that he was too young to assume such a responsibility.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/MM/fma75.html   (451 words)

 Carolina Morning News on the Web | Local News - Attorney Mathews running for House 02/12/00
Jasper County Attorney David Mathews will seek election to the state House seat being vacated by state Rep. Clementa Pinckney, who is running for state Senate.
Mathews said Thursday he has been considering public office "for a couple of years, and now seems like a good time." The Billings, Mont., native grew up in Florida and went to college in Tennessee, but he said he has found his home in the Lowcountry.
Mathews said he will resign his post as attorney to the Jasper County government if he succeeds at the try for state House.
www.lowcountrynow.com /stories/021200/LOCmathews.shtml   (305 words)

The pedestrian bridge at Max Starcke Park is almost halfway down, said SFW Construction foreman Scott Poteet.
Bridge and ramp repairs on US 69 between I-435 and the Miami County Line could be completed next week.
He called the SC 277 pedestrian overpass “a bridge that comes from no place and one that goes to nowhere.â€?.
www.mongabay.com /igapo/biotech/bridge.html   (771 words)

 Tulsa Rowing Signs Two Athletes During Early Period :: TU Inks Tulsa Native Jordan Haggard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
In her four years of rowing for Mathews and the club rowing team, Mobjack RC, Bridge has earned two gold medals at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta, the largest high school regatta in the world with over 4,000 participants.
Bridge also successfully stroked her boats to gold medals at the Canadian Schoolboy Championships, the American Scholastic Rowing Association Championships, and the Canadian Henley.
Bridge is an honor student at MHS and will seek an English degree at The University of Tulsa.
tulsahurricane.collegesports.com /sports/w-rowing/spec-rel/120304aab.html   (588 words)

 Acosta Bridge - Art History Online Reference and Guide
Despite being a freeway, bicycles are permitted on the main lanes of the bridge.
When the bridge was rebuilt, the intersection was rebuilt as a semi-directional T interchange.
Direct high-speed connections were provided between the bridge and both directions on Riverside Avenue, as well as a direct ramp from the bridge to the intersection of Broad Street and Bay Street (Riverside Avenue splits into a one-way pair of Broad Street and Jefferson Street north of the bridge).
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/Acosta_Bridge   (554 words)

 Family Tree Maker's Genealogy Site: Genealogy Report: Descendants of Matthew Manning
Mathews was son of the late matthew J. and Mrs.
Mathews was a candy salesman in the employ of the Norfolk and Portsmouth Confectionery Company.
MIss Laura Rollins will entertain for her at a bridge party and kitchen shower on Wednesday, March 27, and the members of Miss Mathews bridge club will entertain for her on Saturday, March 30, at a bridge luncheon at the Sign of the Ship Tea Room.
familytreemaker.genealogy.com /users/h/o/p/Lynn-Hopewell/GENE7-0020.html   (814 words)

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JACKSONVILLE, FL -- When the metal grating was replaced high atop the Mathews Bridge in 1999-2000, the Florida Department of Transportation was flooded with driver complaints that the bridge was unsafe.
The speed limit was reduced to 45-mph on the bridge inclines and 35-mph on the metal grate.
Butts says she chose the car she drives because of safety, and safety is the reason she'll drive miles out of her way to the Hart bridge to avoid having to cross the Mathews.
www.firstcoastnews.com /news/news-article.aspx?storyid=11077   (486 words)

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According to the lawsuit, the metal grating on the bridge creates hazardous conditions when it's wet.
According to the plaintiff's letter, the city knew of the very dangerous, slippery condition that existed on the bridge.
A public meeting to discuss the new Mathews Bridge will be held from 5-7 p.m.
www.officer.com /news/IBS/wjxt/news-2257083.html   (255 words)

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The option they're likely to recommend to the state involves an ambitious, $700 million plan: building a new, four-lane bridge just to the north of the current structure, tearing down the old bridge, and putting up another one in its place, for a total of eight lanes.
In the meantime, work to replace the much maligned grating atop the Mathews Bridge is slated to begin in February, with traffic reduced to two lanes for the project's 90-day duration.
And while some are reacting with trepidation to the changes a new bridge might bring, other Arlington residents love the idea of a more attractive and safer route across the St. Johns River.
www.wtlv.com /news/local/news-article.aspx?storyid=37804   (424 words)

 La DOTD - DOTD Hosts Dedication Ceremony for New Champagne — Harrelson Bridge
The bridge was constructed at the end of LA 654 on the east side.
The new bridge replaces the existing pontoon bridge in Mathews, which is now closed and being removed.
Coastal Bridge Co. LLC, of Baton Rouge, was the contractor for the project.
www.dotd.state.la.us /press/pressrelease.asp?nRelease=417   (387 words)

 Who is this 'Dog'? | PortlandTribune.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Mathews said Chapman may have provided tips to somebody, but they did not lead to either arrest.
Mathews personally arrested Pierce later that year in Rossville, Ga., at a post office where the group had rented a box.
Mathews said no one by that name was associated with the case.
www.portlandtribune.com /archview.cgi?id=21098   (1197 words)

 Dictionary of Meaning www.mauspfeil.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
{{bridgebridge_name=Mathews Bridgeofficial_name=John E. Mathews Bridgelocale=Jacksonville, Florida.html">St. Johns River id=720076maint=Florida Department of Transportationopen=1953below=46.3 meters (152 feet)design=steel through truss bridgemainspan=246.9 meters (810 feet)length=2248.2 meters (7736 feet)width=17.7 meters (58 feet)clearance=6.80 meters (22.3 feet)lat=30.327long=-81.618}} image:Eastbound_Mathews_Bridge_truss.jpg thumb200pxleftLooking east through the truss on the Mathews Bridge.
image:Mathews Bridge from east.jpg thumb200pxleftLooking west on the [[Arlington Expressway at the University Boulevard overpass, with the Mathews Bridge in the background.]]
There you find a list of all editors and the possibility to edit the original text of the article Mathews Bridge.
www.mauspfeil.net /Mathews_Bridge.html   (278 words)

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JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Drivers who go over the Mathews Bridge often times complain about the grating in the center of the bridge.
But DOT is considering one change to the Mathews.
DOT is meeting about the bridge later this month.
www.firstcoastnews.com /news/local/news-article.aspx?storyid=21187   (367 words)

 Diversions in Rivah Country   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
At Williams Wharf on the East River in Mathews.
A Dessert Bridge will be held at the Woman's Club of White Stone at noon.
The Mathews 4th of July Heritage Fair and Fireworks Festival at Williams Wharf will include a day-long family picnic with food and beverage, games for all ages, water sports, heritage demonstrations and fireworks.
www.rrecord.com /divers.html   (5369 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
This accident comes a week after a woman lost control of her vehicle on the bridge, plunging into the St. Johns River.
Her 13-year-old son, who was riding with her, was also ejected from the vehicle and landed on the bridge.
Westbound lanes of the bridge are moving steadily.
www.officer.com /news/IBS/wjxt/news-2289877.html   (139 words)

 Post Response
Beyond the bridges the mouth of the : river opening up into the mighty St Johns.
To my left, and downwind is the : Hart bridge, and to my right is the Mathews bridge.
As a kid they were : always toll bridges but the tolls were removed a few years after I joined : the Military and left home.
www.kayakforum.com /cgi-bin/Trips/index.cgi/noframes/form/1352   (1636 words)

 US 1 / US 23 in Florida
The bridges are modern, with great views of the older modified rail bridges along the way.
In the past, this route started at US 1 and Union St, running over the Mathews Bridge, east on what is now Alt US 90, then south on Southside Blvd (FL 115) to rejoin US 1.
Drive: The Acosta Bridge was replaced in 1998, the new one is called the New Acosta Bridge.
www.us-highways.com /flus001.htm   (813 words)

 State: Woman's body recovered from St. Johns River
JACKSONVILLE - A dock worker on Saturday found the body of a woman who was thrown from her Jeep Wrangler and fell 150 feet into the St. Johns River after a traffic accident on the Mathews Bridge.
Campbell, 46, of Hilliard was driving east Thursday night on the bridge when she lost control of the Jeep on a wet metal grating.
Police say there have been at least 281 accidents on the bridge in the past year, and some claim its metal grating makes it a dangerous place to drive.
www.sptimes.com /2004/07/11/State/Woman_s_body_recovere.shtml   (217 words)

 The End (of Year Two)
Beyond the bridges the mouth of the river opening up into the mighty St Johns.
To my left, and downwind is the Hart bridge, and to my right is the Mathews bridge.
As a kid they were always toll bridges but the tolls were removed a few years after I joined the Military and left home.
www.kayakforum.com /cgi-bin/Trips/index.cgi/noframes/read/1352   (1492 words)

 Photo Gallery - Florida Keys
A patient fisherperson at sunset in a skiff close to a bridge.
Print image of a sunny day in the Keys with a boat under sail, framed by Mangrove trees, white egrets and bridge in the background..
Print image of five Roseate Spoonbills in a misty Everglades Setting, two close up in the foreground, one in the middle ground taking flight and two flying in the distance.
www.florida-keys.fl.us /photo.htm   (848 words)

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