Ugly Hedgehog® - Photography Forum
Bridge
If you want to reply, then register here. Registration is free and your account is created instantly, so you can post right away.
Sep 3, 2019 16:26:14   #
JustJill
 
Swing railroad bridge. In the closed position it allows for trains to cross and opens when river traffic needs to pass. We passed through it on a recent riverboat trip.







| Reply
Sep 3, 2019 16:38:31   #
jpgto Loc: New Haven County, Constitution State
 
Very nice. Like the movement/action.

| Reply
Sep 3, 2019 19:12:57   #
Jay Pat Loc: Round Rock, Texas, USA
 
Enjoyed viewing these.
Interesting construction feat back in the day.
Pat

| Reply
Sep 4, 2019 05:48:45   #
J-SPEIGHT Loc: Akron, Ohio
 
JustJill wrote:
Swing railroad bridge. In the closed position it allows for trains to cross and opens when river traffic needs to pass. We passed through it on a recent riverboat trip.



| Reply
Sep 4, 2019 09:53:14   #
JoAnneK01 Loc: Lahaina, Hawaii
 
What an interesting bridge. Very nice photos. Mahalo for sharing.

| Reply
Sep 4, 2019 09:59:55   #
GrayGhost
 
Very interesting. Thank you for posting it. Location?

73
GG

| Reply
Sep 4, 2019 10:33:26   #
JustJill
 
GrayGhost wrote:
Very interesting. Thank you for posting it. Location?

73
GG


It connects Dubuque IA with East Dubuque IL on the Mississippi river.

Here is a link if you like to read about the history.
https://bridgehunter.com/ia/dubuque/dubuqe-rail/

| Reply
Sep 4, 2019 12:36:55   #
GrayGhost
 
Thanks. Might be worth a "road" trip up there :-)

73
GG

| Reply
Sep 4, 2019 20:19:50   #
WF2B Loc: Upstate NY and New England
 
There is also a swing bridge on the Hudson River at Albany. I will check my archive to see if I have any shots of it, but I doubt it since I’ve only taken one or two boat rides that require the bridge to be open.
Bud

| Reply
Sep 5, 2019 00:04:53   #
JD750 Loc: SoCal
 
Wow that is interesting and impressive engineering. Imagine the bearings at the bottom? The motor drive? And accuracy of alignment is important.

| Reply
Sep 27, 2019 11:18:01   #
DickC Loc: NE Washington state
 
Great photo thanks!!

| Reply
If you want to reply, then register here. Registration is free and your account is created instantly, so you can post right away.
UglyHedgehog.com - Forum
Copyright 2011-2019 Ugly Hedgehog, Inc.