Span Drive Vertical Lift

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Span drive vertical lift bridges are bridges with a machinery on the lift span

Abandoned NS - Bridge No. 6 (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1912-1915; currently out of use, stored in partially raised position
Abandoned warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Calumet River on former Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Ry (later New York Central RR)
Abandoned

Abandoned NYC - Cuyahoga River Lift Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1953
Through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Railroads (NS)
Derelict/abandoned

Abandoned W&LE - Cuyahoga River Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1956; abandoned in 2001
Abandoned pennsylvania through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Wheeling & Lake Erie RR
Derelict/abandoned Raised

Acosta Bridge (Old) (Duval County, Florida)
Built 1921; Replaced 1991
Lost Parker through truss bridge over St Johns River on State Route 13
Replaced by a new bridge

AGR - Black Warrior River Lift Bridge (Marengo County, Alabama)
Built ca. 1927
Vertical lift bridge over Black Warrior River on Alabama & Gulf Coast Railway
Open to traffic

Allen Street Bridge (Cowlitz County, Washington)
Built 1923; rehabilitated 1970, Replaced 2000
Lost through truss bridge over Cowlitz River on Allen Street in Kelso
Replaced by a new bridge in 2000

AM - Fort Smith Bridge (Sebastian County, Arkansas)
Originally built by the St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad, now used by the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad
Vertical-lift through truss bridge over the Arkansas River on the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad between Fort Smith and Van Buren in Van Buren
Open for traffic

Amtrak - Dock Bridge (Essex County, New Jersey)
Built 1935
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Passaic River on Amtrak (formerly Pennsylvania RR)
Open to traffic

Antioch Bridge (Old) (Contra Costa County, California)
Built 1926; Replaced 1978
K- through truss bridge over San Joaquin River on Route 160 Antioch Bridge former Victory
Replaced by a new bridge

Black Warrior River Bridge (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama)
Built 1922; replaced 1974
Lost Through truss bridge over Black Warrior River on Alabama 43
Replaced by a new bridge

BNSF - Burlington Bridge (New) (Des Moines County, Iowa)
Built 2012
Warren through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Railroad
Open to traffic

BNSF - Canal Street Lift Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1915
Pratt through truss bridge over South Branch of Chicago River on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Illinois River Bridge (Beardstown) (Cass County, Illinois)
Through truss vertical-lift bridge over Illinois River on BNSF Railway (formerly CB&Q, then BN) in Beardstown
Open to traffic

BNSF - Kennewick-Pasco Bridge (Benton County, Washington)
Built 1905, replacing a bridge built in 1887; Lift span added 1954
Parker through truss bridge over Columbia River on Burlington Northern - Santa Fe Railroad
Open to traffic

BNSF - Prescott Lift Bridge (Washington County, Minnesota)
Built in 1984 replacing a swing span
Bridge over St. Croix River on BNSF Railways
Open to traffic

BNSF - Snake River Bridge (Franklin County, Washington)
Built 1971
Vertical lift bridge over Snake River on Burlington Northern - Santa Fe Railroad
Open to traffic

BNSF - Snowden Bridge (Richland County, Montana)
Built 1914; retrofitted to also allow vehicular toll traffic in 1925
Vertical-lift through truss bridge over the Missouri River on the BNSF Railroad
Open to railroad traffic

BNSF - Willamette River Bridge (Multnomah County, Oregon)
1908 Built with swing span, 1989 Vertical lift replaces swing span
Vertical lift bridge over Willamette River on BNSF Railway Line in Portland
Open to traffic

Burlington-Bristol Bridge (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1990
Vertical lift bridge over Delaware River on PA 413 in Bristol
Open to traffic

Carter Road Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1940 by the Mt. Vernon Bridge Co.
Vertical lift through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Carter Road in Cleveland
Open to traffic

CBQ - Illinois River Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Built 1932, RR line abandoned 1970's, bridge removed summer 1980
Lost Through truss bridge over Illinois River now removed Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
Removed

CFNR - Brazos Drawbridge (Napa County, California)
Built 1979; Rendered inoperable by copper theives 2007; Reopened for traffic 2009
Bridge over Napa River on California Northern Railroad (CFNR)
Bridge is open to rail traffic with ongoing repairs

Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Bridge (New Castle County, Delaware)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Chesapeake & Delaware Canal on Summit Bridge Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Chesapeake City Bridge (Old) (Cecil County, Maryland)
Destroyed July 28, 1942 by M/V Franz Klasen; Replaced 1948
Lost Pratt through truss vertical lift bridge over Chesapeake & Delaware Canal on MD 213
Destroyed by collision & replaced

CNJ - Newark Bay Lift Bridge (Union County, New Jersey)
Built 1926; site of Newark Bay Bridge Accident in 1948; damaged in ship collision 1966; railroad abandoned 1976; lift spans demolished 1980, approach spans demolished 1988
Lost vertical lift bridge over Newark Bay on the Central Railroad of New Jersey
Removed

Cochrane Bridge (Mobile County, Alabama)
Built 1927
Lost vertical lift truss bridge over Mobile River on US-90, AL-16
Replaced by a new bridge

Columbus Road Bridge (Old) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1940 by the Public Works Administration; Replaced 2013 still in use of vehical traffic
Vertical lift bridge on Columbus Road (CR 356) in Cleveland
Replaced by a new bridge

CRCX - Harsimus Branch Lift (Hudson County, New Jersey)
Built 1930
Pratt through truss bridge over Hackensack River on Conrail Passaic & Harsimus Line
Open to traffic

CRCX - Upper Bay Bridge (Essex County, New Jersey)
Built 1930 to replace trestle dating to 1913
Parker through truss bridge over Newark Bay on CSX RR (formerly Lehigh Valley RR)
Open to traffic

CSX - Bridgeport Lift Bridge (Jackson County, Alabama)
Built 1981 using a lift span relocated from Danville,Tennessee/Kentucky Lake built in 1931
Warren through truss bridge over Tennessee River Barge Channel on CSX Railroad
Open to traffic

CSX - Kentucky Lake Bridge (Humphreys County, Tennessee)
Built in 1945
CSX railroad bridge over Kentucky Lake adjacent to Hwy 70 bridge in Johnsonville
Open for traffic

CSX - Mobile River Bridge (Baldwin County, Alabama)
Built 2013
Through truss bridge over Mobile River on CSX RR
Open to traffic

Danville Railroad Bridge (Benton County, Tennessee)
The original wooden bridge was built at this location in 1859. It was modified and rehabilitated in the 1870's then rebuilt in 1931 by the VIrginia Bridge Co. Ten years later in 1941 the bridge had to be raised due to the creation of Kentucky Lake.
Abandoned through truss bridge over Tennessee River/Kentucky Lake on L & N Railroad
Disassembled on Benton County side,the two spans on the Houston County side are used as a private residence

DM&E - Mississippi River Bridge (Dakota County, Minnesota)
Built 1981
Vertical Lift Bridge with a Warren through truss bridge span over Mississippi River/1st Street on Railroad
Open to rail traffic

Dumbarton Toll Bridge (San Mateo County, California)
Built 1927, Replaced 1982
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over San Francisco Bay on Route 84
Demolished

Eagle Avenue Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1930-31 by the Strobel Steel Construction Co.; rehabilitated 1991; closed 2005
Vertical lift bridge over Cuyahoga River on Eagle Avenue
Intact but closed to all traffic

EJ&E - Illinois River Bridge (New) (Grundy County, Illinois)
Built in 2011
Warren through truss bridge over Illinois River on Elgin Joliet & Eastern RR
Open to traffic

Eureka Slough Bridge (Humboldt County, California)
Built 1920
Through truss bridge over Eureka Sough on California Route 101
No longer exists

Falls of the Ohio Bridge (Jefferson County, Kentucky)
Built 1919
Through truss railroad bridge over the Ohio River at Louisville
Open to railroad traffic

FB&CT Trail - Fairview Lift Bridge (McKenzie County, North Dakota)
Built 1913 for Great Northern RR; was only lifted once, upon completion in 1913; carried both rail and vehicular traffic between 1926 & 1956; rail traffic ceased in 1986; listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
Parker through truss bridge over Yellowstone River on Trail
Open to pedestrians

Fort Smith-Van Buren Free Bridge (Sebastian County, Arkansas)
Built 1912; Refurbished 1956; Replaced 1969
Lost through truss vertical-lift bridge over Arkansas River on Midland Boulevard (US 71) in Fort Smith
Replaced by new bridge as part of the Kerr-McClellan Arkansas River navigation project.

GRNW - Clearwater River Bridge (Nez Perce County, Idaho)
Built 1908 for NPRR 1971 swing span pinned closed, lift span drawbridge added
Pratt through truss bridge over Clearwater River & Dike Bypass on Great Northwest Railroad Company (GRNW)
Open

Halsted Street Lift Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1894
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Halsted Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Hawthorne Bridge (Multnomah County, Oregon)
Built 1910; Rehabilitated 1944, Rehabilitated & Painted in 1999
Vertical lift bridge over Willamette River on Hawthorne Blvd. in Portland
Open to traffic

I-5 - Interstate Bridge (Northbound) (Multnomah County, Oregon)
Built 1917, Main span modification 1958
Vertical lift bridge over the Columbia River on northbound I-5 between Vancouver and Portland in Portland
Open to traffic

I-5 - Interstate Bridge (Southbound) (Multnomah County, Oregon)
Built 1958
Parker through truss bridge over Columbia River on Southbound I-5
Open to traffic

Index Bridge (Little River County, Arkansas)
Lost Through truss bridge over Red River on US 71 built 1919
Replaced by new bridge 1980

Jordan Bridge (Chesapeake, Virginia)
Built 1928 by the Atlantic Bridge Co.; Closed 2008; Removed 2010
Lost vertical lift bridge over South Branch Elizabeth River on VA 337 in Portsmouth
Replaced by the South Norfolk-Jordan Bridge

KCS - Neches River Lift Bridge (Jefferson County, Texas)
Constructed in 1941, it was operated on-site until 2004 until its operation was remotely relocated to Kansas City.
Bridge over Neches River on KCS Railroad
Open to traffic

LOAM - Black River Bridge (Catahoula Parish, Louisiana)
Operations ceased 1985 and likely scrapped at or around that time.
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Black River on Louisiana & Arkansas RR
No longer exists

LOAM - Little River Bridge (Archie) (Catahoula Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1914
Lost Through truss bridge over Little River on Louisiana & Arkansas RR
No longer exists

Lockwood Avenue Drawbridge (Harris County, Texas)
Built 1927; Replaced 1983
Lost Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Buffalo Bayou on Adams Street/Lockwood Drive
Replaced by a new bridge

M&StL - Keithsburg Lift Bridge (Mercer County, Illinois)
Built 1909; Abandoned 1971; Partially lost to fire in 1981
Vertical lift bridge that carried the M&StL across the Mississippi River at Keithsburg
Abandoned

Main Street Bridge (Duval County, Florida)
Built 1941 by the Mt. Vernon Bridge Co.
Vertical lift bridge over St. Johns River on US 1 (Main Street) in Jacksonville
Open to four-lane traffic

Memorial Bridge (Old) (Rockingham County, New Hampshire)
Built 1923, rehabilitated 1982, closed to vehicle traffic in 2011
Vertical lift bridge over Piscataqua River on US 1 in Portsmouth
Demolished.

Michigan Avenue Bridge (Erie County, New York)
Built 1960, rehabilitated in 1970s and 1996
Vertical lift bridge over Buffalo River on Michigan Avenue in Buffalo
Open to traffic

MNBR - Naheola Bridge (Choctaw County, Alabama)
Built 1934 by the Virginia Bridge & Iron Co.; Road surface removed and bridge closed to automobiles in 2000, Open to railroad traffic
Vertical lift bridge over Tombigbee River
Open to rail traffic

MoPac - Algiers Canal Bridge (Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1957 by the Missouri Pacific Railroad
Through truss bridge over Algiers Canal (Gulf Intracoastal Waterway) on former Union Pacific RR
Closed to traffic

Murray Morgan Bridge (Pierce County, Washington)
Opened Feb. 15, 1913; rehabilitated 1957; closed 2007; rehabilitated 2012-3
Vertical lift bridge over Foss Waterway on E. 11th Street in Tacoma
Open to traffic

NJT - Upper Hackensack Lift Bridge (Hudson County, New Jersey)
Built 1959 to replace earlier 1901 bridge
Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Hackensack River on New Jersey Transit
Open to traffic

NKP - Cuyahoga River Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1956
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Nickel Plate RR
Open to traffic

NS - Iron Curtain Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1947
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Cuyahoga River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

PNWR - Willamette River Bridge (Linn County, Oregon)
Built Ca. 1910
Vertical lift bridge over Willamette River on Portland and Western Railroad (PNWR)
Open to traffic

SCL - Savannah River Bridge (Chatham County, Georgia)
Built 1952 after the bascule bridge was hit by a ship in 1951; South tower hit 1966, sending the bridge into the water; Re-opened 1967; Hit again in 1968 & 1969; Final hit April 1971 to the north tower, removed afterwards
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Savannah River on Seaboard Coast Line Railroad
Removed

Snohomish River Bridge (Northbound) (Snohomish County, Washington)
Built 1927; rehabilitated 1994
Vertical lift bridge over Snohomish River on northbound WA-529
Open to traffic

Snohomish River Bridge (Southbound) (Snohomish County, Washington)
Built 1954
Vertical lift bridge over Snohomish River on southbound WA-529
Open to traffic

Southern Railroad Drawbridge (Limestone County, Alabama)
First bridge built on this spot was burned during the Civil War, replaced with a pontoon bridge. A swing bridge was built in 1885, and it was replaced by this modern drawbridge in 1978-79.
Vertical Lift Drawbridge over Tennessee River in Decatur
Open to traffic

Steel Bridge (Multnomah County, Oregon)
Built 1912
Vertical-lift through truss bridge over Willamette River on Pacific Highway West & MAX Blue Line in Portland
Open to highway and light rail traffic on upper deck; bicycle/pedestrian and rail traffic on lower deck

Swinomish Channel Bridge (Skagit County, Washington)
Built 1937
Lost Bridge over Swinomish Channel on Washington Route 20
Superstructure replaced

Tehama Lift Bridge (Tehama County, California)
Built 1911; Replaced 1977
Lost Warren through truss vertical lift over Sacramento River on Aramayo Way
Replaced by a new bridge

Three Mile Slough Bridge (Sacramento County, California)
Built 1949
Vertical lift bridge over Three Mile Slough on CA 160
Open to traffic

Tower Bridge (Yolo County, California)
Built 1934 by George Pollock & Company; Trolley tracks removed from median and converted to vehiclular lanes in 1963
Vertical lift bridge over Sacramento River on CA 275 in West Sacramento
Open to traffic

Tule Lake Lift Bridge (Nueces County, Texas)
Built 1959; rehabilitated 1994
Vertical lift bridge over CC Ship Channel on Navigation Blvd. in Corpus Christi
Removed

Union Street Railroad Bridge (Marion County, Oregon)
Built 1913 by Southern Pacific Railroad, 2008 Converted for pedestrian use
Pratt through truss bridge over Willamette River on Pedestrian/Bicycle trail (former Union Pacific Railroad) in Salem
Open to pedestrians

UP - Burbank - Hedges Bridge (Benton County, Washington)
Built 1923; rehabilitated 1930, 1952, vertical lift added 1977
Vertical lift bridge over Columbia River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Carquinez Strait Bridge (Contra Costa County, California)
Originally built for the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1929-1930, this is the last simple truss railroad bridge built in the United States at a new location (i.e. where none had existed before).
Warren through truss bridge over Carquinez Strait on double track of Union Pacific Railroad in Martinez
Open to traffic

UP - Cedar Bayou Lift Bridge (Harris County, Texas)
Built 1966
Warren through truss bridge over Cedar Bayou on Union Pacific Railroad
Abandoned

UP - Cerritos Channel Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1996
Modern Warren through truss bridge over Cerritos Channel on Alameda Corridor (UP)
Open to traffic

UP - Houma Lift Bridge (Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana)
Built in 1982 to replace an earlier swing bridge. Abandoned in 1991 and moved to Freeport, TX in 2010
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on Union Pacific Railroad
Removed and relocated to Freeport, Texas, in late 2010

UP - Illinois River Lift Bridge (Tazewell County, Illinois)
Built 1912
Vertical lift through truss bridge over Illinois River on Union Pacific Railroad in Pekin
Open to traffic

UP - Old Brazos River Lift Bridge (Brazoria County, Texas)
Had been built in Houma, Louisiana in 1982 and was relocated to Freeport in 2010/2011
Through truss bridge over Old Brazos River on Union Pacific Railroad Company
Open to traffic

UP - Ouachita River Bridge (Caldwell Parish, Louisiana)
Through truss bridge over Ouachita River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open

UP - Port Allen Bridge (West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana)
Lift Truss bridge over Port Allen Canal on Union Pacific Railroad
Open

UP - Red River Bridge (Rapides Parish, Louisiana)
Vertical Lift Warren truss bridge over Red River on Missouri Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - San Joaquin River Bridge (San Joaquin County, California)
Warren through truss bridge over San Joaquin River on Railroad (UP)
Open to traffic

UP - St. Paul Lift Bridge (Ramsey County, Minnesota)
Built 1913 replacing a swing bridge, raised 1925, rebuilt over Warner Road 1956
Vertical lift bridge over Mississippi River on the Union Pacific Railroad in St. Paul


US171 Moss Bluff Drawbridge (Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1923; Replaced 1969
Warren through truss bridge over English Bayou on US 171
Removed

US79 Arkansas River Bridge (Jefferson County, Arkansas)
Built 1915; Rehabilitated 1954; Replaced 1972
Lost Through truss bridge over Arkansas River on US 79
Replaced by new bridge

West 3rd Street Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1940 by the Public Works Administration
Vertical lift through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on W. 3rd Street in Cleveland
Open to traffic

West Pearl River US 90 Bridge (St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1933
Vertical lift bridge over West Pearl River on US 90
Open to traffic