Railroad Bridges

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[Catalogue] : the Berlin Iron Bridge Company, office and works, East Berlin, Connecticut, U.S.A. : iron railroad bridges, iron roofs ... etc. 1890​
by Berlin Iron Bridge Co.

https://archive.org/details/cataloguebe ... 1/mode/2up

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Types and details of bridge construction 1904​
by Skinner, Frank W. (Frank Woodward), 1858-1932

https://archive.org/details/typesanddet ... 6/mode/2up

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Iron and timber railway superstructures and general works; giving dimensions and quantities for the standard 4 ft. 8 1/2 in gauge, and the metre 3 ft. 3 3/8 in gauge ... with some earthwork tables, and outline of a specification and requirements 1874​
by Grover, J. W. (John William), 1836-1892


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Rick, where is home for you? I used to live in Connecticut.

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And here in Maine where I live, the old Back Cove railroad swing bridge is about to be torn down. Too bad as my understanding is there aren't a lot of this type of bridge left standing.

https://wjbq.com/a-short-history-of-the ... otosvideo/

https://standardnews.com/youll-never-be ... dge-maine/

https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/maine/a ... owhere-me/

Yeah, you read it right. That's the B&M baked bean factory in the background.
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As part of my training back in 1970, I lowered and raised the C&O Black River drawbridge one time only. Same with the Saginaw River bridge from Washington Ave tower in 1976. I also worked about 5 years on a railroad swing bridge on the Mississippi River. That was an interesting job, especially if you liked a lot of solitude! Learned a lot about tow boats, barges, and locks/dam operation that was nearby.

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