Bridge of Lions

bridge of lions st augustine

Built in the 1920s, the Bridge of Lions connects mainland St. Augustine to Anastasia Island across the Matanzas Bay. Developed by D.P. Davis, this iconic structure is a double-leaf bascule, or drawbridge, bridge boasting lion sculptures named Firm and Faithful. The one-mile Bridge of Lions features sidewalks along both sides for pedestrians and cyclists to explore both sides. 

The bridge was built during the height of the Florida land boom of the 1920s, and its grand architecture is a symbol of that period. The Bridge of Lions is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and it was restored in 1999. 

Bridge of Lions Details

Address: 2010 A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway, St. Augustine, FL 32080