This spectacular bascule bridge is noted for its bridgetender houses and also for its deck truss approach spans. The bridge uses a Strauss design articulated counterweight trunnion system for the bascule spans. Unlike the more simple Chicago type fixed trunnion bascule, the Strauss design features a main trunnion plus a counterweight trunnion as well. The bridge is a rare surviving example of this type of bascule bridge.
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