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Vertical Lift Bridges
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Your task is to locate Vertical Lift Bridges, anywhere in the world.

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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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3) Include any interesting information about the structure
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Image for Fore River Bridge, Quincy -- Weymouth, MAview gallery

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Vertical Lift BridgesFore River Bridge, Quincy -- Weymouth, MA

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A temporary brigde spanning the Fore River. Massachusetts

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/21/2006

last visited: 4/14/2012

Image for Cape Cod Canal train bridgeview gallery

SESE61 km

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Vertical Lift BridgesCape Cod Canal train bridge

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This bridge connects the mainland to the cape.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KINGANDI

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/19/2006

last visited: 6/10/2018

Image for World War Memorial Bridge - Portsmouth, NH, USAview gallery

NN96.2 km

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Vertical Lift BridgesWorld War Memorial Bridge - Portsmouth, NH, USA

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This iron lift bridge spans the Pisquataqua River, carrying U.S. Route 1 between Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Kittery, Maine, and is a WW1 memorial.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 2/23/2009

last visited: 7/2/2016

Image for Sarah Mildred Long Bridgeview gallery

NN97 km

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Vertical Lift BridgesSarah Mildred Long Bridge

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One of three bridges crossing the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth, NH

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mountain_Wanderer

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 2/2/2006

last visited: 8/23/2016

Image for Thames River Bridge - Groton / New London, CTview gallery

SWSW133.7 km

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Vertical Lift BridgesThames River Bridge - Groton / New London, CT

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A railroad bridge downstream from a U.S. Naval Submarine Base

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CraigInCT

location: Connecticut

date approved: 8/28/2008

last visited: 1/9/2016

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