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Friday, October 8, 2021

Swing Bridge


This 1903 railroad double swing bridge across the Missouri River was the longest in the world for half a century. The last train crossed it in 1979, and it has been inoperative since. 

 


15 comments:

  1. WE have one where the mainline switches off a line to the mills. It's still used, but is never moved for non-existent Cowlitz River traffic. Great pictures.

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  2. Is it still in use.It looks a little fragile.

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  3. The bridge looks like it is ready to stay there for a long time.

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  4. The engineering involved in that is amazing.

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  5. Wonderful black and white! Hope that bridge survives for river lovers and photographers even if it can't be swung shut ever again.

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  6. Great patterns! And those rollers are amazing!

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  7. I love these old bridges. There are so many different kinds and they're all interesting to see. Great black and white photo!

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  8. yes, a great picture indeed, a beautiful black and white. This kind of metallic structure is really photogenic

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  9. That's an impressive bridge.

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  10. Neat! It makes an interesting photo.

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  11. I just recently saw my first swing bridge :-). interesting concept.

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  12. "sic transit gloria mundi". that's sad . It must think about its lost glory sometimes..

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