Transporter Bridges: The bridge at Rochefort

By The Helpful Engineer / On / In Historic Buildings

Transporter BridgeTransporter bridges are high bridges which support a moving platform, or gondola, from above, like an overhead crane. They were a cost effective way of spanning a river while ensuring the river remained open to traffic. They were built near the mouths of rivers where the surrounding land was low. A standard bridge would have required long, and expensive, approach ramps to raise the roadway high above the river. The design of the transporter bridge removes the need for such ramps.

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