Monday, May 7, 2012

Auckland Viaduct, mechanical bridge




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The Viaduct at Auckland waterfront. This is a  mechanical bridge that can be raised to allow passage into the basin to the fishing vessels which used it.


My water engineer is so sweet, when I asked him is there is a special name for the mechanical bridge, he found the following definition for me. In fact the photos were taken by him.
  
A bascule bridge (sometimes referred to as a drawbridge) is a moveable bridge with a counterweight that continuously balances the span, or "leaf," throughout the entire upward swing in providing clearance for boat traffic.
  



5 comments:

Mary said...

Ann, your photos are wonderful. Thank you for visiting my blog. It brought me here. I'll be back often. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Aiketa said...

First I thought you were saying that the first picture was from Auckland and couldn't believe how much looked like the Golden Gate... but then I get it all!

Nice photos!

Regards from Barcelona.

The Japanese Redneck said...

A neat bridge.

Genie said...

Thanks for the definition. So interesting. I love that red bridge. It is so long. Nice capture. Sorry I am so late commenting. genie

Riozz Zzoir said...

Thanks for the info Ann, I went to Auckland Viaduct Harbor on November 2013, it was great! I just love the city and the weather!
Have a great weekend!