A Novel Bridge In Lincolnshire 1933

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Lincolnshire. "Keadby Lift Bridge they call this 3,500 ton structure which can be raised in 40 seconds..." L/S of the bridge as it is being raised.

"Only one man is required to control this great span, which supports both road and railway... (The compensating ballast tanks alone weigh 2,000...

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Cataloguer:
Jenny
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Mute
Media URN:
17631
Sort Number:
EP 262
Time in/Out:
01:14:33:00 / 01:16:16:00
Canister:
EP 262
Film ID:
978.08
Issue Date:
01/06/1933

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  • That video and explanation is very interesting for all who live in Victoria, BC, Canada, because we had similar twin lift bridges for road and rail which I could provide pictures of, if others would like to see what was a very functional double bridge. Now the rail part has been removed to the consternation of many for historical and practical reasons.

    Would you have additional facts about the Keadby Bridge, such as date of construction and cost? Current annual maintenance costs?

    Many of us are still trying to persuade our City Council that the proposed new bridge across the Gorge Waterway should also have rail tracks on it; at the moment that has been declared too expensive and unnecessary for commuter purposes; instead they will provide bus services from a new rail terminus in West Victoria.

    ITO2009 5th Apr 2013

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