Application Profiles

08 June 2017

Bay Bridge Maintenance Travelers

Twiflex MXS Caliper Brakes for Bay Bridge Maintenance Travelers

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is comprised of two equal length sections that carry about 240,000 vehicles per day. After more than 10 years of construction, the new 2,047 ft. long East Span of the bridge opened to traffic in 2013.

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10 August 2017

South Bristol Main Single-Leaf Bascule Bridge

Nuttall Gear Custom Gearbox for Single-Leaf Bascule Bridge

A new bridge that spans “The Gut” channel in South Bristol, Maine was recently opened to vehicle and boat traffic. The original, historic 82-year-old swing bridge had reached the end of its useful life as it occasionally got stuck in the open or closed position.

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24 March 2016

Dam Ship Lift

Svendborg BSFI Braking Systems with SOBO® for Dam Ship Lift

A reliable braking solution was required for a ship lift constructed at the Three Gorges Dam that spans the busy Yangtze River near Sandouping, China. The dam is the world’s largest power station in terms of installed capacity (20,300 MW). The ship lift shortens the time taken for vessels to pass the dam from three hours to one (actual lifting time is 21 minutes).

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05 July 2016

Single-Leaf Bascule Lift Bridge Fort St Bridge

Nuttall Gear Custom Heavy-Duty Speed Reducers for Single-Leaf Bascule Lift Bridge

Originally built in 1922, the Fort Street fixed-trunnion bascule bridge in Detroit, Michigan allows large cargo ships to travel the Rouge River while transporting material to the nearby Ford Motor plant. The double-leaf bascule design utilized below-deck counterweights to raise and lower the two roadway leaf/sections.

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08 January 2015

Single Leaf Bascule Lift Bridge for Two Rivers

Nuttall Gear Custom Reducer for Single Leaf Bascule Lift Bridge

The 17th Street double leaf bascule lift bridge in Two Rivers, Wisconsin has been in operation since 1949, allowing the local commercial fishing fleet access to Lake Michigan via the East Twin River.

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