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19 Jan 2016

Crossing The Acosta Bridge

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“I get intrigued with bridges. I don’t know how all that steel is put together and it will stand for years. Here is the Acosta Bridge named after St. Elmo W. Acosta. Built in 1921. At one time the streetcar ran down the middle of the bridge and each side was for car traffic.”  LS […]

10 Feb 2015

Model With Chrome Nozzel

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Bathing suit clad model Eva Sloan posing with a nozzle atop a fireboat. I thought it might be the Roosevelt Blvd. Bridge over the Ortega River in the background but my friend Bill Yates who has lived in Jacksonville most of his life, much of it in the Ortega area, thinks this may be the […]

24 Apr 2014

Late Afternoon Skyline View

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A beautifully quiet view of downtown Jacksonville from the late 1940’s or early 1950’s with the skyline reflected in the glassy St. Johns River. You can still get to see this late afternoon sunlight skimming over the surfaces of the buildings as it sets below the cloud layer today but you will never see this […]

07 Mar 2014

The Old Acosta Bridge

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“A picture of the Acosta Bridge built in the 20’s and was the only bridge across the St Johns till 1941 when the Main Street bridge was finished.  Now this bridge is just history.”  LS The old Acosta Bridge shown in this undated photograph from the Loyd Sandgren collection.  Originally named the Jacksonville St. Johns […]

10 Dec 2013

Suwannee River Crossing, 1940’s

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According to Loyd Sandgren’s note this bridge crossed the Suwanne River somewhere in Putnam County, FL. but after blowing up the detail I could read the small sign over the big “Way Down Upon The Suwannee River” sign to discover that it was the Hillman Bridge in Madison County along US 90 in the now […]

13 Aug 2013

Prudential Parking Lot, Early 1950’s

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  “This Picture was taken from the Prudential Insurance Building showing the big parking lot and the need for a parking garage.  This picture was taken in the 50’s.  Note top center on San Marco, The Royal Crown Bottling plant.  The Fuller Warren Bridge Ramp looks brand new.  Some difference today.”  LS This image appears […]

11 Apr 2013

Mathews Bridge Early 1950’s

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An early 1950’s view of the Mathews Bridge shot from Arlington looking North West toward Jacksonville’s Talleyrand area.  The 7736 feet long by 58 feet wide steel bridge first opened to traffic April 15, 1953 and is celebrating it’s 60th. anniversary connecting downtown Jacksonville to the Arlington neighborhood and opening the door to the commercial […]

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About Photographer Loyd Sandgren

I first met Loyd Sandgren in 1997 as I was putting photo gear back into my car after... Learn More