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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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Vertical Lift BridgesLe pont Gustave Flaubert, Rouen, France

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[Fr]Le pont Gustave Flaubert, Rouen, France [EN]Gustave Flaubert's brigde, Rouen, France

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tromel

location: Normandie, France

date approved: 5/11/2020

last visited: 5/21/2021

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Vertical Lift BridgesPont-levant de la rue de Crimée, Paris, France

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[FR] Pont sur le Canal de l'Ourcq construit en 1885 par la société Five-Lille dans le 19eme arrondissement de Paris. [EN] Lift bridge over the Ourcq canal constructed in 1885 by the Five-Lille company in the 19th arrondissement of Paris.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: France

date approved: 4/28/2008

last visited: 4/23/2021

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