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Seddon Island Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge, Spanning Garrison Channel from Tampa to Sedden Isl, Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL



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Location
Spanning Garrison Channel from Tampa to Sedden Isl, Tampa, FL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER FL-3
Building/structure dates: 1908 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1945 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1962 subsequent work
Significance: The Seddon Island Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge is the oldest, longest-span Scherzer rolling lift bridge in Florida. It is a well-preserved example of a popular type of patented movable bridge, fabricated and erected by the nationally significant Phoenix Bridge Company.

Subjects
Civil Engineering
Movable Bridges
Bridge Construction


Related Names
Phoenix Bridge Company
Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Company
Bowyer, Frank C.
Jaenicke, Gustave
Meigs, J. L.
Seddon, A. E.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL ELEVATION, FROM THE NORTHWEST, SHOWING ENTIRE BASCULE SPAN OF THE SCHERZER ROLLING LIFT BRIDGE
2. GENERAL ELEVATION, FROM THE NORTHEAST, SHOWING THE BASCULE SPAN, NORTH AND SOUTH APPROACH SPANS, AND OPERATOR'S HOUSE
3. GENERAL ELEVATION, FROM THE NORTH, SHOWING ENTIRE BASCULE SPAN AND FOCUSING ON FIXED SPAN IN FOREGROUND
4. GENERAL ELEVATION, FROM SOUTHWEST APPROACH, SHOWING APPROACH ROADWAY, FENDER SYSTEM IN RIVER AT CHANNEL, AND LENGTH OF TRUSS WITH COUNTERWEIGHT
5. PORTAL ELEVATION, FROM NORTHEAST APPROACH, SHOWING STEEL-CLAD COUNTERWEIGHT AND 'A' POSTS WHICH SUPPORT RACK
6. DETAIL VIEW OF NORTHEAST END OF BRIDGE, SHOWING ROCKER ARM PORTION OF BASCULE
7. DETAIL VIEW OF ROCKER ARM, SHOWING POCKETS, LUGS, INCLINED STOPPING BLOCK AT SHOREWARD END OF TRACK GIRDER
8. DETAIL VIEW, LOOKING FROM THE DECK TO PIER 2, SHOWING TRACK GIRDER ANCHORED AT PIER AND CONNECTED TO FLOOR BEAM
9. PORTAL ELEVATION, SOUTHWEST END OF BRIDGE, SHOWING COMPOSITION OF TRUSS MEMBERS ALONG THE TRUSS
10. DETAIL VIEW SHOWING THE FREE END OF THE BASCULE SPAN AT REST ON PIER 3. WHEN BRIDGE IS IN CLOSED POSITION
11. DETAIL VIEW SHOWING THE FREE END OF THE BASCULE SPAN PHOTOGRAPHED FROM THE MOVING LEAF WITHIN THE TRUSS
12. DETAIL VIEW OF INTERLOCKING RAIL CONNECTION AT FREE END OF MOVING LEAF
13. DETAIL VIEW OF BRIDGE PLATE
14. DETAIL VIEW OF BRIDGE PLATE
15. DETAIL VIEW OF RIVETED JOINT CONNECTION AT UPPER CHORD OF TRUSS, SHOWING INTERSECTION OF STRUTS, LATERAL BRACING, DIAGONALS, VERTICAL MEMBER AND UPPER CHORD
16. DETAIL VIEW OF RIVETED JOINT CONNECTION AT LOWER CHORD OF TRUSS, SHOWING INTERSECTION OF DIAGONALS, BOTTOM CHORD, VERTICAL MEMBER AND BRIDGE FLOOR BEAM
17. DETAIL VIEW OF RIVETED JOINT CONNECTION AT BOTTOM CHORD, VERTICAL MEMBER AND BRIDGE FLOOR BEAM
18. INTERIOR VIEW OF OPERATOR'S HOUSE
19. INTERIOR VIEW OF OPERATOR'S HOUSE
20. VIEW OF THE MACHINERY FLOOR FROM THE BRIDGE DECK, LOOKING TOWARD THE COUNTERWEIGHT
21. VIEW OF THE MACHINERY FLOOR FROM THE BRIDGE DECK, LOOKING AWAY FROM THE COUNTERWEIGHT
22. DETAIL VIEW OF MACHINERY, FROM MACHINERY FLOOR
23. DETAIL VIEW OF MACHINERY, FROM MACHINERY FLOOR
24. VIEW, LOOKING ALONG THE TRUSS SPAN, OF MACHINE FROM MACHINERY FLOOR


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