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Sandusky Bay Railroad Bridge

Sandusky Bay Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 30, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Norfolk Southern and Amtrak) Over Sandusky Bay
Location
Rural: Erie County, Ohio and Ottawa County, Ohio: United States
Structure Type
Metal Through Girder, Movable: Single Leaf Bascule (Rolling Lift) and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 7 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is difficult to get close to without a boat. The old causeway for a demolished highway bridge, now used as a fishing pier, are the easiest way for land lovers to view the bridge. The bridge appears to be a traditionally composed plate girder Scherzer type rolling lift bascule bridge. It is not known if Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Company was involved with this bridge; examples of rolling lift bridges not associated with Scherzer following this design have been identified. The bridge  is on a long causeway. The causeway itself contains four separate "bridges." Three of them are composed of fixed spans that appear to be steel stringer spans. The fourth is this bascule bridge which also includes seven approach spans similar to the spans on the other bridges. 

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