November 27, 2008

Lift Bridge Bell

This is the bell assembly for the Main St. lift bridge, made by B&B Engineering in Norwood Louisiana. I love their logo, with the wing and lightning bolt, it looks like something from a superhero comic book. From what I recall, the bell runs at 2 speeds, faster when the gates are being closed, and slower when the bridge is going up and down. Where I grew up not to far from here, you could hear the bell most days when the house windows were open...
This being the motor side, you can't see the bell on the far side, but this view really caught my eye... Taken October 11th, 2008. (click for larger view)

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