General View Of The Bridge Looking East.
Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record
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BH Photo #117953
old shippingsport lift bridge and older one that it replaced from 1872
This structure was a Strauss Vertical Lift bridge, opened to traffic in 1929. It replaced a swing span structure that was built in 1872 and had a swing span. The operator's house was approximately 48 feet above the normal water level, not 200 as specified in the newspaper article elsewhere in this file. Attached is some information on both the 1929 bridge and the bridge that replaced it.
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Photo taken ca. 2000 by consultant.