View, Looking North, Showing Groton Bridge (Foreground) And Highway Bridge (Background)
Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record
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BH Photo #153696
They just don't build them like they used to. Why would you replace a bascule bridge with a vertical lift bridge? Waddell and Harrington used to build some nice lift bridges back in the day, but even those bridges are extremely slow to raise and lower compared to a well-built bascule bridge (like the one demolished and replaced here).
This bridge and the Gold Star Mem. Bridge were featured in a scene from the movie "Down Periscope."
Bunch of HATERS !!!