Thank you, Ryan! Very nice and interesting shot! Nice view and it can clearly be seen, how the lift works. I think, here they would clean and paint it and made to work again. But then, we are a small country and have the overview to notice such things. I guess in a vast country as the USA are, you don't waste time and money to keep things, because you have the space to leave things to themselves and construct a new bridge if necessary a little bit further up or down the river. May
And thanks, May! But this is not a lift bridge. There's no machinery in it. It's a simple three span truss, though the first span for some reason is not arched like the others.
This bridge is not really needed because the new road takes a different route. It's in pretty bad shape, with several of the truss pieces damaged. I think that it may have been purchased by the city, and is now part of a park. There are signs saying it's open to pedestrians and bicycles from sunrise to sunset. But it's completely blocked off now for automobile traffic.
Because the river level was low this day, I was able to walk down near to the middle span to take these shots (five in all) and then stitch them together to show the whole bridge.
Thanks, Ryan, for taking this trouble. It was worth while! Greetings, May
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Photo taken in Fenton, MO, USA
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