Friday, September 14, 2007

Still pondering...

This is where I was standing when the sirens went can see the train tower and it really doesn't look too impressive from where I was....just pondering what it is....still. As far as I can tell...there really isn't much over there.....a track. That's all I could see from where I was.
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  1. I have no idea either. Usually you only see that sort of thing over a river. Maybe they were just testing it out. It's a mystery!

  2. My good friend, if I were you I'll start worring about trying that "thang" on the frying pan...

  3. Hi Neva,
    Thanks for your comment on my blog.
    I survived the Greek fires. Actually I was in the Islands (Kos, Crete and Mykonos) where there were no fires; only the island of Evia was somehow affected. I’m glad to be back and catch up your posts!
    Loved that Chicago skyline...
    As I’m late, my posts at Blogtrotter are still in Bali 2005. Hope you enjoy it, anyhow!
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Isn't there anyone you can ask about this? It has really got me wondering too.

  5. I've asked a train conductor to see if he knowswhat this is but I have not heard back from him....hope he will remain a mystery....Wom Tigley is working on it (thanks Tom!)

  6. Nava, the mystery continues....

    Thanks for visiting NO Daily Photo. The picture on Napolean Avenue is in the area they now call "the Sliver on the River." It's an area that didn't flood.

    --steve buser
    New Orleans Daily Photo

  7. How this Neva, sat at my computer in my house in a small town outside of Manchest England and this is what I find on good old Google. It was the China Town mention that did it.
    Anyhow I think this is the Lift Bridge.

    Scroll down the page and theres a picture just like yours... but not as good.

    Earliest South Side Chinatown: Amtrak Lift Bridge, 1915

    The AIA Guide to Chicago says this railroad bridge was built in 1915. Reincke's map shows that it was definitely in existence by 1917. Vertical lift bridges of this type were patented by J. Waddell in 1893 and the first example was built on Halsted Street in Chicago in the following year. The movable center span, a riveted steel Pratt through truss, is 272 long and lifts 130 feet above the surface of the river.

    The bridge still functions. Ping Tom Park provides a good vantage point for seeing it raise for barges and other watercraft. Normally it is in the lowered position as train traffic is heavy.

  8. Again....thank you Bobby and OWT....I never even thought to goggle must be a river over that way that I couldn't see...I will definitely look next time I am there!!!Thanks again...I feel like I can sleep now!! Mystery solved!

  9. I'm also curious what this moving bridge is about.:)


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