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roadman65:
https://historicbridges.org/illinois/cicero/p1290663.jpg

I would have never known it until I researched it, but in Chicago the bridge that carries IL Route 50 over the Chicago S& S Canal north of I-55, was a movable bascule span bridge when first constructed in 1927. 

If you look at it in GSV it donít look like a bascule span but a typical pony truss bridge.  Itís only like sites above that reveal its true nature or perhaps some on here who are familiar with it.


For discussion purpose, what bridges would you share that are still operating today that were once movable?

kevinb1994:

--- Quote from: roadman65 on April 23, 2022, 09:13:44 AM ---https://historicbridges.org/illinois/cicero/p1290663.jpg

I would have never known it until I researched it, but in Chicago the bridge that carries IL Route 50 over the Chicago S& S Canal north of I-55, was a movable bascule span bridge when first constructed in 1927. 

If you look at it in GSV it donít look like a bascule span but a typical pony truss bridge.  Itís only like sites above that reveal its true nature or perhaps some on here who are familiar with it.


For discussion purpose, what bridges would you share that are still operating today that were once movable?

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I believe that the Princeton Junction and Back bridge over the D&R Canal was once movable upon closer inspection on foot.

Max Rockatansky:
The transition lanes from the western terminus of CA 120 onto I-5 southbound are over a former draw span that was part of US 50:

https://flic.kr/p/SFh86f

1995hoo:
The inbound 14th Street Bridge from Virginia to DC (you can see the bridgemaster's tower) and Arlington Memorial Bridge in DC were both drawbridges. Neither has opened in my lifetime, as far as I knowóMemorial Bridge last opened in 1961 and was recently locked in the closed position after reconstruction, and I believe the 14th Street Bridge last opened a year or two before I was born to allow barges to haul away parts of an old bridge that was being demolished.

Max Rockatansky:
The Lt. John R. Slattery Bridge on HI 64 to Sand Island:

https://www.gribblenation.org/2022/01/hawaii-route-64.html?m=1

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