Posted by Robert Hill on August 07, 2022 at 06:03:16 user eclrh.
In Reply to: Lifting bridges (was: Netherlands) posted by Jock on August 06, 2022 at 21:34:04:
There are a fair number of swing bridges in the UK - road over waterway, rail over waterway, and one waterway over waterway - Barton Swing Aqueduct which carries the Bridgewater Canal over the Manchester Ship Canal. According to Wikipedia it is the only swing aqueduct in the world
The number of lifting bridges is smaller but there are several, including both bascule bridges which pivot (like Tower Bridge, London) and a few vertical lift bridges.
There are one or two transporter bridges left though the the major one at Middlesbrough has been closed for a while and is in dodgy structural condition.
There are two boat lifts - the Falkirk Wheel in central Scotland and the Anderton Lift in Cheshire.
I don't know how to put more than one link in a post but some of you may wish to search for some of these.
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