Saturday, June 5, 2010

Movable Bridges - Chef Menteur Railroad Bridge

While we're at the Chef Menteur Highway Bridge, we can look east to see the CSX Railroad Bridge 600 yards away. These two bridges are almost identical (three Warren truss spans) but the railroad bridge has a slightly longer swing span and was built three years earlier (in 1926).

The railroad bridge was also damaged by the hurricane, but it was kept in the closed position, perhaps to allow trains to cross while it was being repaired.
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Movable Bridges - Chef Menteur Railroad Bridge by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

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