Photo taken by Governors Phil Murphy and Sheila Oliver
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BH Photo #494599
This is for you of my sketch drawing of a swing bridge in the open position with a counter balance Art Enjoy.
Thanks, I will figure a way to sketch it in the swinging open position with the counterweight at the end.
I like this sketch better than most. My only issue is that I don't think you've captured the novelty of the bridge correctly. It is an asymmetrical swing bridge. The tallest part is in the center of the round pier and everything to the left is similar to an 1870's train turntable. However, to the right, because they didn't have room for the bridge to be symmetrical, there is a big weight under the deck of the stubby side to keep the structure balanced.
I like that your lines are easier to interpret but it would be neat if you could capture the idea of the bridge's design in a drawing to more clearly show how it works.