Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013
BH Photo #288524
In 1974,I use to take my small boat into the span late at night, with a 3kt current running. When the span was opening, I would place my boat below the counter weights, as the bridge opened the wieghts would lower and stop about 3' from the waters surface. My friends would typically be Stoned to the bone, and the counter wieghts would totally freak them.
I will miss the old bridge.
Well another bites the dust.
I grew up listening to the cars crossing the steel mesh of the span. To this day this sound brings back a flood of memories.
I eventualy was the dock master of Beach Marine located on both side s of the bridge.
This Bridge was called the Mcormick Bridge.
It looked like they were constructing a causeway to eliminate the need for this really interesting bascule pair.