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Cedar Bayou Vertical Lift Bridge, 2018
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Oblique view of bridge towers, approach spans, and raised lift span looking northeast.
This bridge is a rare example of a through riveted vertical lift Warren truss span with towers and approach spans. The bridge was significant under National Register of Historic Places Criterion C for Engineering. It was constructed in 1912 by the Virginia Bridge & Iron Company to span the St. Francis River in Arkansas. In 1967, the structure was floated down the St. Francis River to the Mississippi River and through the Gulf of Mexico to be installed over Cedar Bayou for the U.S. Steel Industrial Lead. The bridge was removed in 2019. Many local residents recall jumping from this bridge during their youth.
For more information see the Baytown Historical File, “Bridges - Union Pacific Cedar Bayou Bridge.”
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Model FC220
DateTimeOriginal 2018:01:29 16:33:10
ApertureFNumber f/2.2
Joshua Jenkins, Union Pacific Drone Operator
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