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 1901Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Sanitary & Ship Canal on Chicago & Northern PacificOpen to traffic
14th Avenue South Bridge
(King County, Washington)Bascule Design, 1931Bascule bridge over Duwamish River on 14th Avenue South in SeattleDemolished. Main span removed September 1, 2010.
Cermak Road Bridge
(Cook County, Illinois)Built 1906Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Cermak Road in ChicagoOpen to traffic
Niantic River Railroad Bridge
(New London County, Connecticut)Built 1907Through truss bridge over Niantic River on RailroadReplaced by a new bridge
Old Galveston Causeway
(Galveston County, Texas)Bascule Span, 1912Modern lift bridge with concrete arch approach spans over Galveston Bay on BNSF Railway (and former highway)Open to railroad traffic only
Seddon Island Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge
(Hillsborough County, Florida)Built 1908Lost Warren through truss bridge on the former Seaboard Air Line Railway, later used as a private road in Tampa, dismantled May 1984Replaced by a new bridge