Machinery Bascule Span

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Machinery bascule span bridges are the early Strauss heel trunnion bascule bridges built from 1910 to 1916 with the drive machinery on the end hip bascule truss span with the pinion carrier on the end of the bascule span.

BO - Calumet River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1912- 1914, Destroyed 1988 leaving but a counterweight
Lost Baltimore through bridge over Calumet River on B&O Railroad ( 2 tracks)
Destroyed by collision

CWI - Calumet River Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1912 ; Replaced in 1968
Lost Bridge over Calumet River on Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

ERIE - Cuyahoga River Bridge (1911) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1911; Removed 1985
Lost bridge over Cuyahoga River on Former Erie RR line (2 tracks)
It was removed in 1985

NH - Cape Cod Canal Bridge (1910) (Barnstable County, Massachusetts)
Built 1910; Replaced 1935
Lost Bridge over Cape Cod Canal on New York New Haven & Hartford Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NJTR - HX Draw (Bergen County, New Jersey)
Built 1911
Warren through truss bascule bridge over Hackensack River on Railroad (NJ Transit Bergen County Line)
Open to traffic

NS - JM Drawbridge (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Built in 1911, This bascule bridge was also built by the New York Central Line Railroad
Bridge over Ashtabula River on Norfolk Southern and CSX Railroad
Still operatable open to traffic in service

NS - Port Clinton Bridge (1915) (Ottawa County, Ohio)
Built 1915
Baltimore through truss bridge over Portage River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

Pleasure Pier Bridge (Older) (Jefferson County, Texas)
Built 1913. Struck out of alignment in 1916 by the Itlaian steamship Splendor and rebuilt; Replaced 1931
Warren through truss bridge over Sabine Neches Canal on Pleasure Pier Highway
Replaced by a new bridge

PPU - Illinois River Bridge (Old) (Peoria County, Illinois)
Built 1911; Replaced 1983 -1985
Lost Bridge over Illinois River on Peoria & Pekin Union Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

SP/PE - West Basin Bascule Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1912; Removed 1955
Lost Warren baltimore through truss bascule bridge over West Basin/Turning Basin on Pacific Electric Railway/Southern Pacific Railroad

West Ferry Street Bridge (Erie County, New York)
Built 1913; rehabilitated in 2016
Bascule bridge over Black Rock Canal on West Ferry Street in Buffalo
Open to traffic