Tower Drive Vertical Lift

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Tower dive lift bridges have machinery on two separate towers

ABL - Fruitvale Bridge (Alameda County, California)
Built 1951; Officially abandoned by the Alameda Belt Line in 2012
Vertical lift bridge over Oakland Inner Harbor on Alameda Belt Line
Abandoned

Basin Bridge Rd Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Ship basin near Schuylkill River on Basin Bridge Rd
Open to traffic

Benjamin Harrison Memorial Bridge (Prince George County, Virginia)
Built 1967
Vertical lift bridge over James River on VA 156
Open to traffic

BNSF - Atchafalaya River Lift Bridge (St. Mary Parish, Louisiana)
Lift Bridge over Atchafalaya River on the BNSF Railway between Berwick and Morgan City
Open to traffic

BNSF - Celilo Bridge (Wasco County, Oregon)
Built 1912
Vertical lift bridge over Columbia River on Oregon Trunk Railroad Line in Celilo, OR and Wishram, WA
Open to traffic

BNSF - Lake Ewauna Bridge (Klamath County, Oregon)
Beam bridge over Lake Ewuana (Klamath River) on BNSF Railroad Tracks in Klamath Falls
Open to traffic

Broadway Bridge (New York County, New York)
Built 1960
Baltimore through truss bridge over Harlem River on Broadway US 9
Open to traffic

Cape Fear Memorial Bridge (New Hanover County, North Carolina)
Built 1969
Vertical lift bridge over Cape Fear River on US 76/421 in Wilmington
Open to traffic

Claiborne Avenue Bridge (Orleans Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1957
Vertical lift bridge over the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (Industrial Canal) on Claiborne Ave. (LA 39) in New Orleans
Open to traffic

CN - Calumet River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1974
Warren through truss bridge over Calumet River on Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Ry (now CNRR)
Open

CN - Des Plaines River Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Built 1934
Through truss lift bridge over Des Plaines River/BNSF RR on EJ&E Ry in Crest Hill
Open to traffic

Commodore Schuyler F. Helm Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1946
Vertical lift bridge over Cerritos Channel on CA 47 in Long Beach
Open to traffic

CRCX - Arthur Kill Vertical Lift Bridge (Richmond County, New York)
Built 1959; use suspended 1991; rehabilitated 2006; returned to service 2007
Through truss bridge over Arthur Kill on PATH (formerly B&O RR)
Open to traffic

CSX - Alabama River Bridge (Autauga County, Alabama)
Through truss bridge over Alabama River on CSX Railroad
Open to traffic

CSX - Joliet Lift Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Built 1932 by the American Bridge Company
Through truss lift bridge over Des Plaines River on CSX
Open to rail traffic

CSX - Seneca Lift Bridge (Grundy County, Illinois)
Three-span through truss railroad bridge with center lift span over the Illinois River east of Seneca. Damaged by a train derailment and collapse in 1916.
Three-span Pratt through truss bridge with center lift span over Illinois River on CSX Rail spur in Seneca
In use; rail line leased by CSX Transportation through 2030

CWI - Calumet River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1967-1968 to replace earlier Strauss-type bridge; temporarily used for road traffic 2012; currently disused, stored in raised position
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Calumet River on abandoned Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad
Closed to all traffic

De Valls Bluff Bridge (Prairie County, Arkansas)
Built 1924; new approaches added 1931; repaired in 1972 and 1988; replaced 2002
Lost vertical-lift through truss bridge over White River on US 70 at De Valls Bluff
Replaced by a new bridge

Drayton Lift Bridge (Pembina County, North Dakota)
Built 1911; Removed 1955 when new steel bridge was built north of town
Lost Through truss bridge over Red River on former Almeron Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

EJ&E - Illinois River Bridge (Grundy County, Illinois)
4 span through truss Vertical lift bridge
Warren through truss bridge with center lift span over Illinois River on EJ&E RW
Open, original 1895 bridge replaced in 2011

FIR - Industrial Flats Lift Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1953
Through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Flats Industrial Railroad
Open to traffic but soldom used

Fore River Bridge (New) (Norfolk County, Massachusetts)
Built 2013-2017
Through truss bridge over Fore River on 3A Bridge Street
Open to traffic

Frederica River Bridge (Glynn County, Georgia)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Frederica River on Torras Causeway
Replaced by a new bridge

Fulton Street Bridge (Rapides Parish, Louisiana)
Opened March 21, 1963; rehabilitated 1980, replaced 1994
Lost Through truss bridge over Red River on US167
Replaced by new bridge

Gillis Long Bridge (Rapides Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1985
Vertical lift bridge over Red River on US 165B in Pineville
Open to traffic

Gilmerton Bridge (New) (Chesapeake, Virginia)
Built 2014
Through truss bridge over South Branch Elizabeth River on Military Highway
Open to traffic

Hackensack River Bridge (Hudson County, New Jersey)
Built 1954; rehabilitated 2003
Vertical lift bridge over Hackensack River on Truck US 1/US 9 in Jersey City
Open to traffic

Hood River-White Salmon Bridge (Hood River County, Oregon)
Built 1924, 1938 Lift span added and bridge raised as a result of the construction of Bonneville Dam.
Vertical lift bridge over Columbia River in Hood River
Open to traffic

Hoquiam River Bridge (Riverside Avenue Bridge) (Grays Harbor County, Washington)
Built 1970
Vertical lift bridge over Hoquiam River on US 101 in Hoquiam
Open to traffic

James River Bridge (Isle of Wight County, Virginia)
Built 1980
Vertical lift bridge over James River on US 17 in Newport News
Open to traffic

James River Bridge (Old) (Isle of Wight County, Virginia)
Built 1928; Replaced 1982
Lost Through truss bridge over James River on US 17
Replaced by a new bridge

Junction Bridge (Pulaski County, Arkansas)
Built 1884; Superstructure (and possibly substructure) replaced in 1970.
Vertical-lift through truss bridge over the Arkansas River on the former Union Pacific Railroad in Little Rock
Rehabilitation complete open to pedestrians as of 05-17-08

KCS - Illinois River Bridge (Greene County, Illinois)
Built 1902, Lift Span Added 1978
Through truss bridge over Illinois River on Kansas City Southern Railway (former GWWR and Chicago & Alton) Railroad
Open to traffic

Leeville Bridge (Lafourche Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1970; Replaced by new bridge in 2010
Lost vertical lift bridge over Bayou Lafourche on LA 1 at Leeville
Replaced by new bridge

Lindenwood Park Bridge (Cass County, North Dakota)
Modern pratt pony truss vertical lift bridge on Walkway
Open to pedestrians only

Mare Island Bridge (Solano County, California)
Built 1934; rehabilitated 1980
Bridge over Napa River on G Street
Open to traffic

Marine Parkway Bridge (Kings County, New York)
Built 1936; rehabilitated 2001
Vertical-lift through truss bridge over Rockaway Inlet on Marine Parkway in New York
Open to traffic

MC - Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge (Barnstable County, Massachusetts)
Built 1935
Through truss vertical lift bridge over Cape Cod Canal on the Mass Coastal Railroad at Buzzards Bay
Open to traffic

Memorial Bridge (New) (Rockingham County, New Hampshire)
Built 2012-13, Opened August 2013
Through truss bridge over Piscatiqua River on US 1
Open

Meridian Bridge (Yankton County, South Dakota)
Built 1924; rehabilitated 1953; bypassed by Discovery Bridge in 2008
Vertical-lift through truss bridge over the Missouri River on US 81 at Yankton
Closed to traffic

MERR - Carlton Lift Bridge (Sagadahoc County, Maine)
Built 1927 by McClintic-Marshall Co. ; rehabilitated 1976; Bypassed by new highway bridge in 2000
Warren through/deck truss lift Bridge over Kennebec River on Maine Eastern Railroad and former US 1 in Bath
Open to railroad traffic only

Miami & Erie Canal Bridge (Butler County, Ohio)
Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Miami & Erie Canal on Germantown Road /Tytus Avenue
No longer exists

Miami & Erie Canal Bridge (Hamilton County, Ohio)
Filled in
Lost Beam bridge over Miami & Erie Canal on Mohawk Place/ Street
No longer exists filled in

MKT - Boonville Railroad Bridge (3rd) (Cooper County, Missouri)
Built 1932, abandoned in 1992 and donated to city by Union Pacific; reopened for rail-trail use April 2016.
Vertical-lift through truss bridge over the Missouri River on Future Katy Trail in Boonville
Partially opened to rail-trail use April 2nd, 2016

NJT - Delair Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1896 as a swing bridge, lift span added in 1960; was the first bridge from Philadelphia to New Jersey
Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Delaware River on Conrail Shared Assets Operations (formerly Pennsylvania RR)
Open to traffic

Passaic River Bridge (Essex County, New Jersey)
Built 1939; rehabilitated 1988
Vertical lift bridge over Passaic River on US 1/US 9 Truck in Newark
Open to traffic

Snake River Bridge (Asotin County, Washington)
Built 1939
Vertical lift bridge over Snake River on US 12 in Clarkston
Open to traffic

South Park Avenue Bridge (Erie County, New York)
Built 1952; rehabilitated 2005
Vertical lift through truss bridge over Buffalo River on South Park Avenue in Buffalo
Open to traffic

State Route 71 Bridge (Gulf County, Florida)
Built 1947; Replaced 1991
Through truss bridge over Intracoastal Waterway/Apalachee Bay on State Route 71
Replaced by a new bridge

Stillwater Bridge (Washington County, Minnesota)
Built 1931; rehabilitated 1973, 2017
Vertical lift bridge over St. Croix River on MN 36/WI 64 at Stillwater
Open to pedestrians only

Sunflower River Bridge (Sharkey County, Mississippi)
Built 1925
Lost Through truss bridge over Sunflower River on Route Highway 61
No longer exists

Tolomato River Bridge (St. Johns County, Florida)
Built 1949
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Tolomato River on State Route A1A Coastal Highway
Replaced by a new bridge

Tomlinson Lift Bridge (New Haven County, Connecticut)
Built 2002
Vertical lift bridge over Quinnipiac River on US 1 in New Haven
Open to traffic

Torrence Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1938; rehabilitated 2012
Vertical lift bridge over Calumet River on Torrence Avenue in Chicago
Open to traffic

Triborough Harlem River Lift Bridge (New York County, New York)
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1967
Vertical lift bridge over Harlem River between Manhattan and Randall's Island in New York
Open to six lanes of traffic

UP - Baring Cross Bridge (Pulaski County, Arkansas)
Built 1929, Lift span added 1971
Vertical-lift railroad bridge over the Arkansas River in Little Rock on the Union Pacific Railroad
Open to two tracks of railroad traffic

UP - Melville Bridge (St. Landry Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1927-1929.
Warren through truss bridge over Atchafalaya River on Union Pacific Railroad at Melville
Open to traffic

UP - Rob Roy Bridge (Jefferson County, Arkansas)
Through truss bridge over the Arkansas River on the Union Pacific Railroad northeast of Pine Bluff
Open to railroad traffic

US165 Ouachita River Bridge (Caldwell Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1931; Replaced 2007
Vertical lift bridge over Ouachita River on US 165 at Columbia
Lost 2007 by implosion

US2 Snohomish River Bridge (eastbound) (Snohomish County, Washington)
Built 1940; replaced in 2001
Lost Through truss bridge over Snohomish River on US 2 Eastbound Everett Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

US50 Hubers Landing Bridge (Osage County, Missouri)
Lost vertical-lift through truss bridge over Osage River on US 63 and US 50
Replaced by new bridge

William A. Stickel Memorial Bridge (Essex County, New Jersey)
Built 1948; rehabilitated 1973
Vertical lift bridge over Passiac River on I-280 in Newark
Open to traffic

Willow Avenue Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1964
Through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Willow Avenue / Whiskey Island
Open to traffic

Wittpenn Bridge (Hudson County, New Jersey)
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1957
Vertical lift bridge over Hackensack River on NJ 7 in Jersey City
Open to traffic

Woodland Bridge (Old) (Orleans Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1955, replaced by a fixed high span in 1985
Lost vertical lift bridge over Intracoastal Waterway (Algiers Canal) on LA 407
Replaced by a new bridge