A very interesting bridge design, with the traffic one way on two levels with a raisable section for ship traffic on the river. So good in fact that it is still in use today.
Looks like an old tank truck parked over by the large fuel tanks and a few noses of cars sticking out from under the bridge where they look to by parked.
Is the lower level carrying railroad tracks ???
The lower level carries traffic going away from the camera.
That is a lot of overhead clearance between the lower deck and the upper deck for autos. The bridge looks like a typical autos over railroad type bridge.
Note the new bridge has no provision for marine traffic. I guess the river is no longer navigable. Wonder who made that decision.
Burger, I thought the same as you....autos on top deck and RR on the lower and wiki confirms that. However, trains never did use the lower deck (don't know why) so traffic moved one direction on the top deck and the other direction on the lower deck.
Nice picture, Jay
There is a fair difference in clearance above the water between the two bridges, so the new one may still be navigable. Flood controls along the river may mean a more reliable pool height, and like all our rivers, they are used less and less as freight routes anyway. Is that the case in the US?
Allan from down under.
What river is this?, I looked at Google earth and it didn't say, there is a dam upstream with a large lake. Just wondered.
Impoundment named Lewis & Clark Lake.
Was at the gun show in Yankton last weekend.