Friday, March 16, 2018

CSX/L&N Bridges over Mobile River near Mobile, AL

(1927 Swing Bridge Hunter, 2013 Lift Bridge Hunter, Satellite, photo of the predecessor swing bridge)

Unlike the Bayou Sara Bridge where a swing bridge was replaced with a swing bridge, this swing bridge was replaced with a lift bridge because the Mobile River carries commercial traffic.

Jerry Floyd posted two photos with the comment: "CSX Mobile River draw bridge built in 2012 crosses Mobile River 10 miles north of Mobile, Al. is total electric and will soon be ran remotely from Mobile yard."


The second photo cropped

At this level of "zooming," Bing still has the swing bridge image. But you can see they are building the piers for the lift bridge.
Bing, at screen resolution
At the next level of zooming, they are almost done with the lift bridge.
Bing, about half of screen resolution

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