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Friday, June 24, 2011

Broadway Bridge



The Broadway is a double-leaf bascule bridge, a design that dates back to Roman times. It was the largest bridge of its type when completed in 1913, just a year after the Steel Bridge.



The wikipedia article has good illustrations of the bascule design and some history of the Broadway Bridge.

1 comment:

jimgrey said...

They don't build bridges like this out here in Indiana. Of course, we lack the navigable waterways.

Your b/w photos always have such a deep and rich quality where the grays are darkest. I admire it.