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    The massive Keadby Lift Bridge is shown in operation.

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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 tons!)" M/S of a man in the control tower. Another view of the bridge as it is lowered.

    M/S of the structure moving. C/U of the cogs as they turn. Various shots of the bridge including a shot of a steam train crossing it.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 626.

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    01:14:33:00 / 01:16:16:00
    EP 262

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  1. Unknown user says

    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.

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