Bridge Status: This historic bridge is slated for demolition and replacement! Section 106 and US Coast Guard permitting in progress as of September 2021!
This bridge was completed in 1912 and was designed by Waddell and Harrington, a firm that led the
way in the development of the modern vertical lift bridge and was always a major proponent of that type of movable bridge. With a 1912 construction date, this is an early surviving example of a bridge by that firm. In 1925, the bridge
deck was raised 16 feet to accommodate newly built railroad tracks nearby. Evidence of this project is most visible on the piers for the plate girder approach spans, where unusual little metal bents were added on top of the concrete
This bridge continues to raise and lower as needed for the boats and trains it serves.
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