U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Jacksonville
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 04-05-2018, 07:29 PM
48 posts, read 226,004 times
Reputation: 22


I live around the St John's town center area. I want to go to Jax Beach but don't​ care for driving over high bridges. I have seen the bridges that cross the intracoastal from Beach Blvd and Atlantic Blvd. From San Pablo light they look pretty high. Would I do better going across JT Butler to get to the beach? Is this bridge higher or the same? For the record I have only crossed the fuller Warren bridge in Jax. I don't mind it because it is straight across unlike the high up in the middle like the dames point. So with my fear of high bridges, what is my best route to Jax Beach?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 04-06-2018, 04:52 AM
Location: NNJ --> NE FL 2015
1,277 posts, read 1,365,267 times
Reputation: 1118
All 3 bridges have the same clearance at 65 feet including the Palm Valley Bridge in PVB (Palm Valley bridge has the shortest length - you'll be done with it in less than 10 seconds). JTB feels lower to me but apparently they're all the same. If the height really bothers you, your best bet may be to take the ferry across the intercoastal at Hecksher ($6 one way for cars) which drops you off at Mayport (Jax Beach is ~15 minutes from there):


Last edited by Ivan Putski; 04-06-2018 at 05:12 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-06-2018, 06:05 AM
5,197 posts, read 3,651,758 times
Reputation: 9564
I hate the Dames Point bridge myself. Something about the height plus those diagonal posts make me almost dizzy once at the top. And add to it the fact that people like to drive 120mph going up and down it and it's just not something I enjoy doing.

Palm Valley is short and isn't very steep and there is clearance on the sides (bike/walking lane) so you don't feel quite so exposed. I would go that route, although that is going to be out of the way for you.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Jacksonville
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:33 PM.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top