For those who wondered, this is the bridge. I'm standing on the swamp-side taking the picture as the trucks bring gravel over to the construction site. The main part of the bridge is a barge that swings open and closed sort of like a door. I'll try to take some pictures of the bridge in the open position so you can see the bascules in the up position - such exciting stuff, eh?
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Floridacracker said...

Are we bridging a river or a pond?

woverman said...

I like bridges! :-D

swamp4me said...

We are bridging the canal.

I remember that you like bridges. (It's your past life in Science Olympiad that got you hooked.) You'll have to come check this one out and I'll tell you all the gory details of its construction ;)

LauraO said...

There's a drawbridge in Florida where I used to live that works like that, but it's not a barge. The bridge is actually on a turnstyle or something - instead of going up, it rotates. Pretty cool!

swamp4me said...

Several designs were considered before the powers-that-be settled on the barge. It has been working pretty well so far, thank goodness.