The unique Bridge of Lions is one of St. Augustine Florida’s most noticeable structures, visible in almost every view of the St. Augustine skyline. The St Augustine Bridge of Lions is a double leaf, drawback bascule bridge that spans St. Augustine’s Intercostal Waterway over Mantanza’s Bay, connecting Anastasia Island with Downtown St. Augustine. Built in 1926, the bridge is named after the stone lions situated at the west end of the bridge. The lions that call the Bridge of Lions home in St. Augustine were created and designed by Italian sculptor, Romanelli of Florence Italy and donated by Dr. Andrew Anderson, a close friend of Henry Flagler, one of St. Augustine’s most renowned developers. Currently, the lions have been removed while the bridge is being renovated and preserved. The lions are expected to return to their original location at the completion on the project slated for 2010.
Known as one of St. Augustine’s most famous sites, the Bridge of Lions is listed on the National Register of Historic Places along with other places like Castillo de San Marcos. Explore other Historical Things to Do in St. Augustine like taking a St. Augustine Tour of the historical areas, or visiting the Saint Augustine Lighthouse. Adjacent to the heart of Historic St Augustine Florida, our St. Augustine Bed and Breakfast is one of the St Augustine Top Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts. Located just minutes from great St Augustine Attractions and St Augustine Activities, our Bed and Breakfast in St Augustine Florida is nearby to St. Augustine FL Beach, great St Augustine Fishing, Anastasia Island Florida State Park, and great Restaurants in Saint Augustine Florida.
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