Hojack Swing Bridge

We went to Charlotte to see the lighthouse, and ended up (re)discovering a world of things at Charlotte, including the Hojack Swing Bridge, which is located on the Genesee River just south of Lake Ontario.

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I’m standing on the old railroad bed:
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I was wondering what was in the control booth:
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So I searched online and saw a report, which, when you open the pdf file, shows what is inside the control booth:  Hojack Swing Bridge

According to this report, this bridge was built by the King Bridge Company in Ohio in 1905:
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It was originally steam powered, and converted to diesel in the 1950’s.

Here’s looking at the old rail bed across the river, through the bridge, on the east side:
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Here’s where the bridge locked in on the west side of the river:
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And here’s one of the resting pads:
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Here’s the view of the bridge looking south:
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And a view of the bridge looking north:
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