Acosta Bridge - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Acosta Bridge
The Acosta Bridge is a bridge spanning the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville, it connects San Marco to Southbank. Illuminations of colorful lights decorate the bridge at night, making it an iconic night-time landmark. At over 320 feet long and 70 feet tall, This Bridge offers spectacular views of the river waterfront below and an array of activities along both sides. In addition to foot traffic, large ships can easily pass beneath its large openings that accommodate rising river levels.
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Attractions Near Acosta Bridge
Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts
0.41km from Acosta Bridge
This is a one-stop destination for arts enthusiasts of all backgrounds. It offers a wide range of performances and events designed to inspire, entertain and educate guests. The JCPA proudly hosts world-renowned Broadway show tours, local theatre and dance performances, comedy acts and interactive art classes. Its “School of Performance" curriculum provides instruction in music, drama, dance and vocal performance, allowing aspiring artists to hone their skills under the guidance of professionals.
MOSH (Museum Of Science & History)
0.5km from Acosta Bridge
The MOSH is a great place to spend the day with friends and family. This museum has many interactive exhibits that all ages can enjoy, from dinosaurs and space exploration to an exploration of local history. The planetarium at MOSH offers educational programs and shows that make learning about astronomy fun for everyone. In addition to the exhibits, the museum also hosts events throughout the year such as lectures, movies, workshops, craft classes and more
John T. Alsop Jr. Bridge
0.54km from Acosta Bridge
The John T. Alsop Jr. Bridge,is an important part of the transportation system in the area and offers a convenient journey for thousands of drivers every day. Originally opened in 1957, the bridge spans across 4.1mi over St. Johns River and offers individuals a connection to intersecting highways such as I4 and SR90 that lie on either side of the river. The original design was meant to last up to 50 years and since then it has undergone numerous repairs and upgrades to keep in top shape.
0.73km from Acosta Bridge
The Southbank Riverwalk is a magnificent, 1.5-mile long walkway along the St. Johns River providing beautiful views. As one of the most beloved destinations in the county, it offers plenty of activities and attractions to enjoy such as shops, restaurants, and outdoor areas. It's easy to spend an entire day at Southbank, where in addition to dining, shopping, and sightseeing opportunities are live music events on Thursdays during Summertime and holiday-related festivities throughout the year.
USS Orleck Naval Museum
0.75km from Acosta Bridge
The USS Orleck Naval Museum honors the 65-year service of the USS Orleck, a decommissioned destroyer escort ship operated by the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1983. Visitors can explore the ship and its various sections, including engineering spaces, living compartments, deck structures, armament systems and more. Through interactive displays and programs such as battle simulations and “leadership challenges” visitors will gain an appreciation of what it was like to serve aboard this vessel.
Treaty Oak Park
0.76km from Acosta Bridge
An octopus-like Southern live oak estimated to be 250 years old and may be the single oldest living thing in Jacksonville, predating the founding of the city by Isaiah Hart during the 1820s.
Discover More Attractions in Duval County, Home of Acosta Bridge
The county has an area of 918 square miles (2,380 km2), of which 762 square miles (1,970 km2) is land and 156 square miles (400 km2) (17.0%) is water. The topography is coastal plain; however, there are some rolling hills.