Haystack's Landing Bridge (New)
This bridge will be constructed in 2015
Photo taken by Douglas Butler in September 2014
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BH Photo #292759
This bridge was not designed/built by the Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Company. It was designed and built by the American Bridge Company, 1985-87. I was the project manager/lead engineer.
August 11, 2015 Topping off the last major structural element for the Haystack Landing bascule bridge.
The old Haystack Landing swing bridge next to the replacement Scherzer Bascule from Galveston TX September 18, 2015.
Replacement of the swing bridge has started and will continue through 2015.
I think that "under construction" implies that the bridge isn't in place?
Needs to be stated that this bridge is not yet in place. It was built in 1985 to replace a much older draw span in the Galveston causeway. In turn it was replaced by a newer much longer span vertical lift bridge.
Sonoma Marin (SMART) bought it to replace the currently in place 1903 span which appeared to be way beyond condition that made rehabilitation feasible.
The contract to install this bridge in Petaluma has just been awarded, so it is not yet in place and probably won't be for another year or so.