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Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Co.

of Chicago, Illinois
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Created by William Scherzer and following his 1893 death continued by younger brother Albert Scherzer, this firm defended its right to exclusively build patented rolling lift bascule bridges.

"Eight Track" Bascule Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1909
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Sanitary & Ship Canal on Chicago & Northern Pacific
Open to traffic

18th Street Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1905
Warren deck truss bascule bridge over the South Branch on 18th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Amtrak - Bronx River Bridge (Bronx County, New York)
Built 1908
Warren through truss bridge over Bronx River on Amtrak RR (6 tracks)
Open to traffic

Amtrak - Hutchinson River Bridge (Bronx County, New York)
Built 1908
Warren through truss bridge over Hutchinson River on Amtrak RR (2 tracks)
Open to traffic

Amtrak - Niantic River Bridge (Old) (New London County, Connecticut)
Built 1907
Pony plate girder over Niantic River on Amtrak (2 tracks)
Replaced by a new bridge

Amtrak - Old Saybrook-Old Lyme Bridge (Middlesex County, Connecticut)
Built 1907
Warren through truss bridge over Connecticut River on (Amtrak, Shore Line East)
Open to traffic

B&O - Cuyahoga River Bridge #463 (Old) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1906
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Baltimore & Ohio #463
Replaced by a new bridge

B&O - Cuyahoga River Bridge No # 464 (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Design, 1907
Abandoned bridge over Cuyahoga River ( single track)
Derelict/abandoned

Big Four - Cuyahoga River Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1906
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Cleveland Columbus Chicago & St Louis RR
Replaced by a new bridge

Blynman Bridge (Essex County, Massachusetts)
Built 1907
Bascule bridge over Blynman Canal on MA 127 (Western Avenue) in Gloucester
Open to traffic

BRB&L - Crystal Cove Bridge (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Built 1903
Lost Pony plate girder bascule bridge over Crystal Cove on Boston Revere Beach & Lynn RR
Removed

Brightman Street Bridge (Bristol County, Massachusetts)
Built 1906
Bascule bridge over Taunton River on US 6 (Brightman Street) in Fall River
demolished and replaced

BRT - Coney Island Creek Bridge (Kings County, New York)
Built 1907
Lost Deck girder bridge over Coney Island Creek on Brooklyn Rapid Transit RR
No longer exists

CA - Albemarle & Chesapeake Canal Bridge (Chesapeake, Virginia)
Warren through truss bridge over Albemarle & Chesapeake Canal on Chesapeake & Albemarle RR
Open to traffic

CA&E - Chicago River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1895
Lost Pony truss bridge over Chicago River on Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad
Removed but not replaced

Calumet Avenue Bridge (Lake County, Indiana)
Built 1915
Lost bascule bridge over Grand Calumet River on Calumet Avenue (US 41) in Hammond
Replaced by a new bridge

Canal Street Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1902
Pony truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Canal Street
No longer exists

Cermak Road Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1906
Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Cermak Road in Chicago
Open to traffic

Cherry Street Bridge (Lucas County, Ohio)
Built 1914
Bascule bridge over Maumee River on Cherry Street in Toledo
Open to traffic

Chicago Avenue Bridge (Lake County, Indiana)
Design, 1913
Warren through truss bridge over N/S Leg of the Indiana Harbor Canal on Chicago Avenue & Chicago. South Shore. & South Bend Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

CN - Ranier Bridge (Koochiching County, Minnesota)
Bascule Design, 1908
Warren through truss bascule bridge over Rainy River on Canadian National Railroad
Open to traffic

CNJ - Newark Bay Bridge (Old) (Union County, New Jersey)
Built 1904
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Newark Bay on Central Railroad of New Jersey
Demolished

Commercial Avenue Bridge (Middlesex County, Massachusetts)
1907 designer, 1907
Lost deck plate girder bridge over Lechmere Canal on Commercial Avenue
No longer exists

Congress Street Bridge (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Design License, 1909
Bascule bridge over Pequonnock River on Congress Street in Bridgeport
Demolished

CRCX - Elizabeth River Bridge (Union County, New Jersey)
Pony/through plate girder bascule bridge over Elizabeth River on Conrail Shared Assets Operations
Open to traffic

CSX - Ashepoo River Bridge (Colleton County, South Carolina)
Built 1927
Deck plate girder bridge over Ashepoo River on CSX Railroad
Open to traffic

CSX - Cuyahoga River Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1911
Bridge over Cuyahoga River on Csx Railroad
Still in use

CSX - Hillsborough River Bridge (Hillsborough County, Florida)
Built 1915
Through truss bascule bridge over the Hillsborough River next to Cass Street in downtown Tampa on CSX Transportation
Open to traffic

CSX - New River Drawbridge (Old) (Broward County, Florida)
Built 1926
Pony/through plate girder bridge over South Fork New River on Railroad (CSX)
Replaced by a new bridge and moved to a park

CSX - Savannah River Bridge (Effingham County, Georgia)
Through truss bridge over Savannah River on railroad
Open

CSX - Savannah River Bridge (Richmond County, Georgia)
Built 1912
Warren through truss bridge over Savannah River on CSX Railroad
Open

CTT - South Branch Chicago River Lift Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1899
Lost Warren double leaf rolling lift through truss bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Grand Central Station RR
No longer exists

DCAX - Rouge River Bridge (Wayne County, Michigan)
Design, 1914
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Rouge River on Solvay Process Railroad
Collapsed

Dearborn Street Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1907
Lost Pony truss bridge over Main Chicago River on Dearborn Street
Replaced by a new bridge

DL&W - Upper Buffalo River Drawbridge (Erie County, New York)
Built 1911
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Buffalo Creek on Delaware Lackawanna & Western Railroad
Removed

East Channel Saginaw River Bridge (Bay County, Michigan)
Built 1938
Bascule bridge over East Channel Saginaw River on M-13/M-84 (Lafayette Avenue) in Bay City
Doomed

Ecorse River Bridge (Wayne County, Michigan)
Built 1916
Lost Bridge over Ecorse Creek on Biddle /Jefferson Avenue
No longer exists

Eight Track Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Design, 1901
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Sanitary & Ship Canal on Chicago Terminal Transfer Railroad/Chicago Junction Railway/Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

EJ&E - Indiana Harbor Canal Bridge #631 (Lake County, Indiana)
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Indiana Harbor Canal on Elgin Joliet & Eastern Railway
Open to traffic

EJ&E - Indiana Harbor Canal Bridge #728 (Lake County, Indiana)
Built 1908
Warren through truss bridge over Indiana Harbor Canal on Canadian National
Open to traffic

Fore River Bridge (Old) (Norfolk County, Massachusetts)
Built 1936
Lost deck truss bascule bridge over Fore River on MA 3A
Replaced by a new bridge

Fremont Bridge (4th) (Waupaca County, Wisconsin)
Designer, 1922
Bridge over Wolf River on Wisconsin Route 110 Main Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Fuhrmann Boulevard Bridge (Erie County, New York)
Built 1907
Warren through truss bridge over Union Canal on Hamburg Turnpike
No longer exists

GFRR - Altamaha River Bridge (Jeff Davis County, Georgia)
Built 1909
Lost warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Altamaha River on Georgia & Florida Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Hamilton Avenue Bridge (Kings County, New York)
Built 1940
Pair of bascule bridges over Gowanus Canal (but under I-278) on Hamilton Avenue in New York
Open to traffic

Hamilton Avenue Bridge (Old) (Kings County, New York)
Built 1908
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Gowanus Canal on Hamilton Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Harrison Street Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Lost Through truss bridge over Chicago River on Harrison Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Holman Avenue Bridge (Lake County, Indiana)
Built 1911
Lost Warren through truss bascule bridge over Grand Calumet River on Holman Avenue
No longer exists

Huron River Bridge (Erie County, Ohio)
Built 1911
Lost bridge over Huron River on Van Renssalaer Street
No longer exists

Huron Street Bridge (Waushara County, Wisconsin)
Built 1931
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Fox River on Huron Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Jackson Avenue Bridge (Queens County, New York)
Built 1906
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Flushing Creek on Highway 25A
No longer exists

LA&SL - Terminal Island Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1908
Warren through truss bridge over Los Angeles River on Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad
Removed and relocated to Longview Washington

LIRR - Cabin M Bridge (Queens County, New York)
Built 1910
Deck plate girder bridge over Dutch Kills Creek on Long Island RR
Open to traffic; Abandonment petitioned for.

Main Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1902
Lost Through truss bridge over Chicago River on Main Street
No longer exists

Maple Street Bridge (Old) (Manistee County, Michigan)
Built 1908
Lost Deck girder bridge over Manistee River on Manistee River on Maple Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Market Street Bridge (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Bascule Design, 1917
Bascule bridge over Tennessee River on Market Street (State Highway 8) in Chattanooga
Rehabilitated in 2006

Memorial Bascule Bridge (Manistee County, Michigan)
Design, 1933
Bascule bridge over Manistee River on US 31 in Manistee
Open to traffic

MERR - Sheepscot River Bridge (Lincoln County, Maine)
Through truss bridge over Sheepscot River on Maine Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

MERR - St. George River Bridge (Knox County, Maine)
Built 1922
Through truss bridge over St. George River on Maine Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

Metropolitan Park Commission Bridge (Essex County, Massachusetts)
Built 1906
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Saugus River on Massachusetts Route A1
No longer exists

Miami & Erie Canal Bridge (Lucas County, Ohio)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Miami & Erie Canal on Route 25
No longer exists

Miami & Erie Canal Bridge (Lucas County, Ohio)
Lost Bridge over Miami & Erie Canal on Michigan Avenue
No longer exists

Middle Seneca Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1903
Lost Bridge over Cuyahoga River on Middle Seneca
No longer exists

Miles River Bridge (Talbot County, Maryland)
Built 1984
Bascule bridge over Miles River on MD 370
Open to traffic

MNCW - Devon Bridge (New Haven County, Connecticut)
Built 1905
Warren through truss bridge over Housatonic River on Metro-North Commuter Railroad
Open to traffic

MNCW - Mianus River Bridge (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Built 1903
Deck girder bridge over Mianus River on Metro-North New Haven Line/Amtrak NEC
Open to traffic

MNCW - Pequonnock River Bridge (Old) (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Built 1903
Lost Deck girder bridge over Pequonnock River on New York New Haven & Hartford/Metro-North Commuter Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

MNCW - Saugatuck River Bridge (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Built 1904
Bridge over Saugatuck River on Metro-North Commuter Railroad
Open to traffic

Monroe Street Bridge (Lucas County, Ohio)
Designer, 1907
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Swan Creek on Monroe Street
No longer exists

Mullica River Bridge (Atlantic County, New Jersey)
Built 1926
Lost bascule bridge over Mullica River on Egg Harbor-Green Bank Road
No longer exists

Mystic Valley Parkway Bridge (Middlesex County, Massachusetts)
Built 1906
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Malden River on Mystic Valley Parkway MA 16
No longer exists

N&W - East Branch Elizabeth River Bascule Bridge (Norfolk, Virginia)
Warren through truss bridge over East Branch Elizabeth River on Norfolk & Western RR
Abandoned

NH - Neponset River Bridge (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Built 1907
Lost Bridge over Neponset River on New York New Haven & Hartford RR
No longer exists

NH - Triple Bridge (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Built 1899
Lost Warren through truss Scherzer rolling lift bascule bridge over Fort Point Channel on Railroad (Amtrak and MBTA)
Replaced by new bridge

NJT - Brielle Draw (Monmouth County, New Jersey)
Bascule bridge over Manasquan River on NJT
Open to traffic

NJT - Morgan Draw (Middlesex County, New Jersey)
Deck girder bridge over Cheesequake Creek on New Jersey Transit Line Railroad
Open

NJT - Shark River Draw (Monmouth County, New Jersey)
Built 1937
Deck plate girder bridge over Shark River on New Jersey Transit Line RR
Open to traffic

NKP - Buffalo River Bascule Bridge (Erie County, New York)
Built 1913
Through truss bridge over Buffalo Creek on Norfolk Southern RR (formerly Nickel Plate RR)
Abandoned and left raised

NKP - Cuyahoga River Bridge (Old) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1907
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on New York Chicago & St Louis RR
Replaced by a new bridge

North Halsted Street Bridge (Older) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1897
Lost Pony truss bridge over North Branch Chicago River on North Halsted Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Norwalk River Bridge (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Built 1972
Bascule bridge over Norwalk River on CT 136 Washington Street in Norwalk
Open to traffic

NS - Albemarle Sound Trestle (Washington County, North Carolina)
Built 1910
Lost Warren through truss bascule bridge over Albemarle Sound on Norfolk Southern Railway
Removed

NS - Indiana Harbor Canal Bridge (Lake County, Indiana)
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Indiana Harbor Canal on Norfolk Southern Railroad (formerly Pennsylvania RR)
Open to traffic

NSR - Cuyahoga River Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1906
Lost Bridge over Cuyahoga River on Newburg & South Shore Railroad
Demolished in 1994

NYC - Cuyahoga River Bascule Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1901
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Cleveland Columbus Chicago & St Louis RR
Replaced by a new bridge

NYC - Peekskill River Bridge (Westchester County, New York)
Built 1913
Deck plate girder bridge over Peekskill River on New York Central & Hudson RR
Replaced by a new bridge

NYC - Wappinger Creek Bridge (Old) (Dutchess County, New York)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Wappinger Creek on New York Central & Hudson RR
No longer exists

Ocean Avenue Bridge (Old) (Palm Beach County, Florida)
Built 1935
Lost Deck girder bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on Ocean Avenue Route 804
Demolished and replaced with new bridge

Ocean City-Longport Bridge (Cape May County, New Jersey)
Built 1928
Lost bascule bridge over Great Egg Harbor on Ocean Highway (CR 656) in Ocean City
No longer exists

Old Dickey Road Bridge (Lake County, Indiana)
Lost Warren through truss with alternating verticals bridge over Indiana Harbor Canal on Dickey Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Old Galveston Causeway (Galveston County, Texas)
1912 Bascule Design, 1912
Modern lift bridge with concrete arch approach spans over Galveston Bay on BNSF Railway (and former highway)
Open to railroad traffic only

Old Loomis Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1904
Lost Scherzer rolling lift bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Loomis Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Old Ninth Street Bridge (Kings County, New York)
Lost Deck girder bridge over Gowanus Canal on Nineth Street
Replaced by a new bridge

P&W - Crook Point Drawbridge (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Built 1906
Abandoned warren through truss bridge over Seekonk River on Providence & Worcester Railroad
Derelict/abandoned Raised

PRSL - Grassy Sound Bridge (Cape May County, New Jersey)
Built 1913
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Grassy Sound on former Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines
Partially but incompletely demolished

Randolph Street Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1903
Lost Scherzer rolling lift bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Randolph Street
Replaced by a new bridge

RT - Cuyahoga River Bascule Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1913
Bridge over Cuyahoga River on Cleveland Works Railroad
Still in heavy use

Sagamore Bridge (Old) (Barnstable County, Massachusetts)
Built 1911
Lost Through truss bridge over Cape Cod Canal on US - 6 Hwy
Replaced by a new bridge

Saginaw River Bridge (Saginaw County, Michigan)
Lost Deck girder bridge over Saginaw River on Genessee Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Salem River Bridge (Salem County, New Jersey)
Lost Bridge over Salem River on South Hook Road
No longer exists