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Our history in photos: The Boynton Inlet

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The Boynton Inlet bridge under construction in 1928 (Palm Beach Post file photo, source unknown)


The Boynton Inlet channel was blocked by sand in January 1956. (Palm Beach Post file photo)


The Boynton Inlet bridge, probably in the late 1950s (Palm Beach Post staff photo by Dick Haeseler)


Boynton Inlet bridge (Undated Palm Beach Post file photo)


The Boynton Inlet bridge on Aug. 1, 1961 (Palm Beach Post staff file photo)


Fishing from the Boynton Inlet jetty (Palm Beach Post staff photo by Nick Arroyo, published March 25, 1970)


Demolition of the old Boynton Inlet Bridge is almost complete with only a single arch remaining intact. The old bridge is giving way to a modern structure which will carry SR A1A traffic between Ocean Ridge and Manalapan. (Palm Beach Post staff photo by Ken Steinhoff, published April 23, 1974)


The “no diving or swimming” order was frequently ignored. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo, 1975)


The Boynton Inlet is a popular area for fishermen, swimmers and divers. Acording to the signs which seem to be everywhere, the swimmers and divers are breaking the law. The fishermen are quite legal. (Palm Beach Post staff photo by Ruth Cincotta, published Aug. 11, 1979)


Teenagers spend the day drinking and jumping from the bridge. (Palm Beach Post staff photo published June 21, 1980)


It’s a long drop to the inlet below. (Palm Beach Post staff photo by John Kaplan, published June 21, 1980)


Two fisherman try their luck at the Boynton Inlet, casting their lines into turbulent seas and holding on to a rail as the waves broke over them. (Palm Beach Post staff photo by C.J. Walker, published Oct. 17, 1981)


Diving from the Boynton Inlet bridge. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo, published March 6, 1981)


On hot July afternoons, people usually take to several conventional ways to cool off — like swimming at the beach or the pool. A few daredevil types continue to practice a more radical method of beating the heat, bridge-jumping at the Boynton Inlet. This long-practiced and exttremely dangerous sport has been going on for years at the bridge, in spite of efforts by the harbor patrol and sheriff’s department to put a stop to it. (Palm Beach Post staff photo by John coley, published July 29, 1981)


Surfer Jason Barnett, 24, leaps into the water off the Boynton Inlet jetty. Barnett said the only time he would do this is when the wind is from the southeast. (Palm Beach Post staff photo by Thomas Graves, published March 25, 1987)

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Posted in Flashback blog and Our history in photos January 2, 2013 at 1:54 pm.

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