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1924 - construction of the bridge over the Miami Canal to link Hialeah with Miami Springs
24-APR-1924 FlaArchives/William A. Fishbaugh

1924 - construction of the bridge over the Miami Canal to link Hialeah with Miami Springs

Hialeah, Florida

This image is a William A. Fishbaugh photograph donated to the Florida State Archives. I cropped and enhanced it for website display.

From the state archives description: "Building on the left is apparently the welcome station/real estate development office for Hialeah."

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Don Boyd11-Dec-2010 16:33
Roland, I don't know the answer regarding your bridge tender house question. Sorry!

Guest, there were buildings (small houses, apartments, a small restaurant or two, and a few motels if memory serves me correctly) right on the bank of the canal further west and east of the bridge in the photo. The buildings east of the bridge were wiped out in the 80's as I recall when the state and city put in a linear walking/bicycle path and landscaping. The buildings west of the bridge were there later into the 90's/00's and they were wiped out when the state widened Okeechobee Road from 4 lanes to 6 lanes with a landscaped median.

Edward, thank you for your comments, I'm glad you enjoy the photos!

Edward 11-Dec-2010 02:15
living in Hialeah now and for the last 25 years of my life, im 33.
thanks for posting these pics, that bridge is still there, its like ive stepped into a time machine and been there on one of the days it was being built, ill never look at that bridge the same again.
Guest 13-May-2010 15:18
Does anyone know or remember if there were actual buildings in the Hialeah side of the canal? if so, how west or north into Hialeah did these buildings exist, and how recently were they around. I vaguely remember one building on the hialeah side right by the bridge, and small ones as you went south on Okeechobee. of course, these were crack houses in the 70's or maybe even the 80's.
Roland 15-Apr-2009 16:40
Does anyone know where the bridge tender's house was located, if it was on the Hialeah or Miami springs side?
Dave 07-Feb-2009 22:47
Ellen, did you by any chance know my mom? Her name was Carol Hawkins Class of 61 Hialeah High.
Don Boyd07-Sep-2008 05:42
Ellen, thank you for posting your comments. I'm glad you enjoy the site.

Ellen 06-Sep-2008 20:46
A great site. Brought back many memories. I have many pictures from the flood of 47. That is the year we moved to Miami Springs. I was 3 at the time. My dad's old studebaker sitting in the front yard. Going to Rustic Roller Rink and the bridge over to Hialeah. Went to Hialeah High. What great memories of that time.
Enjoyed your site very much. Thanks!