Friday, September 14, 2012
Historic Fort Denaud Swing Bridge Reopens
LABELLE, FL. -- The historic Fort Denaud Bridge in Hendry county has reopened after emergency repairs were completed this week. The bridge was closed in May, forcing drivers to use either the LaBelle bridge or the Alva bridge to get to Glades county.
Above: Aerial photo of Fort Denaud just a few miles west of LaBelle, Fl. on the Caloosahatchee River.
This scenic river location west of LaBelle has one of the few remaining swing bridges left in Florida. The Fort Denaud Bridge "swings" open to allow boat traffic to pass down the river.
Fort Denaud was the location of an early 19th century Army encampment.
Photo by Don Browne