Bridge 1913

The Largest Bridge Of Its Kind In The World.-The new barscule bridge at Ville Saint Pierre (near Montreal) as it looks when hoisted for the purposeof allowing boats to pass up and down the Lachine Canal. It was built by the Domimion Bridge Company and is the largest structure of its kind in the world. It weighs 2,200,000 pounds, and it is 165 feet long and 30 feet wide. Instead of swinging it tilts up perpendicularly, the tilting being affected by means of a counter balance weighing 1,600,000 pounds and two 40 horse-power motors. The operation of tilting requires but three minutes.

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