The Bridge Tender's House
The Bridge Tender's House at Yesteryear Village. It was built during the 1930s in Lantana. "The bridge tender in early Florida actually lived in a small home that was located on the bridge with his family. When boats came by he would have to crank the bridge open by hand. Today the bridge tender remains an integral part of Florida's waterway transportation system."
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