“Finger Joint” for Howard Franklin Bridge
The picture above shows a 20 foot section of a “Finger Joint” expansion assembly produced by PT&P for the Howard Franklin Bridge from Tampa to St. Petersburg in Florida.
This section is assembled and ready for shipment. Note the galvanized finish on everything except the temporary shipping bars. Each assembly includes four sections having a total weight of 11,227 lb. The fingers on this bridge are tapered to minimize tire damage to vehicles.