Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Movable Bridges - Freeport Bridge (2)

A view from the east side of the Freeport Bridge. Movable bridges often have open grid decks to reduce their weight. However they can be scary if you are riding across them on a motorcycle or a bicycle.

The east side of the bridge has a pony truss approach span, a through truss span, and then the bascule spans. The west side has a steel stringer approach, so it must be slightly shorter.

North of Freeport, State Route 160 ends, the road becomes Freeport Boulevard, and highway traffic switches to nearby I-5 into the City of Sacramento.
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Movable Bridges - Freeport Bridge (2) by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

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