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This rolling lift bridge started out life with the CH&N railroad circa 1910. It's one of TWO bridges on the trestle going from Placida to Gasparilla Island - BOCA GRANDE. It was dismantled in 1988 and taken by barge to the current location in NY. The base and control tower are still intact; it's used as a fishing pier. The original location is approx: N26°49.714' W82°15.999'
There was a second bridge on this trestle, a swing bridge which has been dismantled. The base is still there, as is most of the trestle across the span. Its approx location is N26°48.965' W82°16.318'
The rail span was used to bring phosphate from "bone valley" to ships at a pier in Boca Grande. Later an oil shipment facility used the pier and trestle.
BRIDGEHUNTER documents a current bridge on the Boca Grande causeway. This is a bridge for vehicular traffic, and runs parallel to the old railroad trestle.
I also found a swing bridge on the same RR in Queens.
Hi Luke ... I know you are online.
Upload the wiki image as you have in the past.
I am sure Douglas has a drawing. If not he will certainly be inspired to do so. Actually looking forward to it.