Skansen railway bridge

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The Skansen bridge is one of the few bascule railway bridges still left in the world, and it is now conserved by the authorities. It has been used by trains south of the Trondheim station since 1918 and it still opens daily for tall vessels entering the west end of the Canal. The designer of the bridge was Joseph Baermann Strauss, who also designed e.g. the Golden Gate Bridge. This picture shows essentially the enormous counterweight.
(2012-05-27)

Skansen railway bridge

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The bridge in the process of opening. Its length is 52 meters.
(2006-06-13)

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