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LI - Long Beach Bridge (Old)

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LIRR - Long Beach Bridge (Old)

Movable Bridge Engineering Book Terry L. Koglin

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2013

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BH Photo #285183

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Description 

Few Shear Pole swing type bridges like the Paulsboro bridge in New Jersey had little success of operation.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck girder bridge over Reynolds Channel on Long Island Railroad
Location
Long Beach, Nassau County, New York
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1912; Replaced 1988
Railroads
- Commuter Rail
- Long Island Railroad (LI)
- New York & Long Beach Railroad (NY&LB)
Design
Deck girder shear pole swing
Also called
NY&LB - Long Beach Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.59614, -73.66073   (decimal degrees)
40°35'46" N, 73°39'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/613320/4494788 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lawrence
Inventory number
BH 61317 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 19, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 17, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added information per forum comment by Eddie
  • June 11, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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Comments 

LIRR - Long Beach Bridge (Old)
Posted November 17, 2015, by Eddie (Eaglo [at] aol [dot] com)

The deck girder shear pole bridge was constructed by the LIRR Co. in 1912.

The two bridge piers were concrete, and the bridge operated with two motors, one to lift the end less than an inch using cams under the struts and the other to operate the swing.

This bridge replaced an iron drawbridge. Prior to the iron bridge, a wooden draw crossed Wreck Lead that was constructed in 1880.