That's a cool link. I found it interesting that the sheves only turn 2.5 times to move it..
-I'll get a photo of some of the mechanicals next chance I get over the bridge. You can get a look on the Cape side.Me too! But then I realized with a 16' diameter, that yields 125' of vertical lift! Impressive!
I tried to talk the crew into it when we went to VA last year, but I couldn't sell it.... Maybe next time.-I'll get a photo of some of the mechanicals next chance I get over the bridge. You can get a look on the Cape side.
--I'd like to do some road tripping down your way DJ. I'd like to show my kids what a Shay looks like up close, and hear one run! Thanks for the pictures!
This reminded me of the bridge in Cleveland that got stuck in the DOWN position...It's been awfully cold for some time now, way below average this time of year. Last night we went for dinner over the bridge in Sandwich Ma. and looked down at the canal to se the ice flowing with the current. It was after 8pm so it was dark out but you could see it clearly with the lighting from the banks. Anyhow, I went for a ride over this morning and brought the camera with me, was 35 degrees or so, and snowing. It was just about high tide and the current went slack about 15 minutes after I took these photos. Here they are...
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Al, it's always raised for boat traffic to pass. It's only lowered when the rubbish train needs to cross or during the summer months trains like the Cape Flyer, from Boston to Hyannis or the Dinner and excursion trains also cross. They are seasonal only. I believe there are two other lift bridges in the USA, this is the only one left in the UP position, the others are always left DOWN and raised for boats.Mike, those weights had to be massive to lift that huge chunk of metal. Was the bridge normally kept up or down, or moved as needed?
Mainland side Paul :fing32:That's the mainland side right Mike?