Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Rock Island Bridge over Kansas River in Kansas City

(Bridge Hunter, 1905-1980)
3D Satellite
Some of the Bridge Hunter photos confirm it is a lift bridge. It certainly didn't lift very far. My guess is that it used some sort of screw-jack mechanism.

Rock Island posted
Michael Jorgensen ballast or sand cars are common to keep spans from being washed from abutments.
John Matrow And it is still there.
Rick McLaughlin With no tracks on either side.
Bob Blomberg LOL! They tried leaving cars on a bridge in Cedar Rapids during that big flood 8 or 9 years ago, and the water pushed the cars over, creating a dam that made the water rise faster!

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