This bridge is an example of a Scherzer type rolling lift bascule bridge. The bridge was designed by the Hazelet and Erdal, which was the successor to the company that invented the rolling lift bascule, which was the Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Company. Although signs on the side of the bridge indicate when this bridge used to raise for boats, and who boaters should call for a bridge raising, Chatham-Kent indicated that this bridge no longer operates for boats. Despite no longer operating, the bridge appears to retain its machinery and operating equipment. The control panel remains inside the bridge tender house, for example. The bridge appears to retain good historic integrity with no major alterations noted. Although a late example of its type, it should be considered to have heritage significance due to this lack of alteration.
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