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Vertical Lift Bridges
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The first modern vertical lift bridge, where the span is hoisted by means of cables that pass over sheaves placed atop towers and connected to counterweights that move up and down, was developed by J.A.L. Waddell and built in Chicago in 1892. The technology was used extensively by the railroads after 1908 when Waddell and his partner John Lyle Harrington refined the bridge type into a rational and well-intergrated design.
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Image for MKT Lift-Span Bridge - Boonville, MOview gallery

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Vertical Lift BridgesMKT Lift-Span Bridge - Boonville, MO

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This lift-span bridge was schedule for removal, but a law suit by the state and preservation groups saved it.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/28/2021

last visited: never

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Vertical Lift BridgesHannibal Rail Road Bridge - Hannibal, Missouri

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Vertical lift railroad bridge located on north side of Hannibal, Missouri across the Mississippi River.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/7/2007

last visited: 10/8/2017

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