Friday, July 30, 2021

1929 NS/NYC/LS&MS Sundusky Bay Bridge near Sundusky, OH

(Bridge Hunter; Historic BridgesSatellite)

There are three other fixed spans in this causeway.

It looks really close to the water. I found a clearance figure of 9'. And then I found this clarification: "The water has been high so not sure if that 9 ft. is accurate. It is a simple matter to call and have them raise the bridge. Normally, not much wait time. I just went through last weekend." [walleye]
Photo by Chicago Line Railfan via BridgeHunter, License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

Lawrence G Sobczak Flickr

Photo and article by Dan Cupper via (source)
"A 3-hour-plus drawbridge failure on Sunday afternoon (July 25) halted movements on Norfolk Southern’s busy Chicago Line and stranded marine traffic on Lake Erie’s Sandusky Bay. The bridge, a 1929 double-track rolling Scherzer-type drawbridge at MP 248 between Toledo and Sandusky, Ohio, was initially stuck in an up position, observers reported. But when the remote bridge operator was finally able to lower it, the span wouldn’t lock into place, the operator told boaters who called the NS marine contact line." It was back in service after three hours.
[This article said that jet skis could fit under, but speedboats had to wait.]

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