Built in 1947 the bridge is a rare short-span suspension bridge. The reason why the bridge design was chosen was that it was difficult with the rockbed of the river at this particular point to build a traditional road bridge similar to the ones the cross the Suwannee at just about every other point.
The Hal. W. Adams Bridge represents a visually pleasing and structurally significant design and is also in a part of the state folks rarely visit. Crossing the Suwannee it gives one of Florida’s mighty rivers a signature bridge.
Because of this the Hal W. Adams Bridge is a unique Florida landmark albeit one well of the beaten path in one of the most sparsely populated portions of the state.