This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges.
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|1857 Change (Chain, Lehigh Canal Swinging, Wire Towing Path at Pool No. 8)|
|Glendon, Pennsylvania, USA (Lehigh River)|
|Principals:||Lehigh Coal and Navigation Co., E.A. Douglas|
|Use:||Footbridge and Change|
|Status:||Derelict (last checked, 2007)|
|Main cables:||Wire (iron)|
- Often mistakenly called a "chain" bridge, this is a "change" bridge. Dale Oswald explains (in the context of the Aldrich Change Bridge at Palmyra, NY), "A change bridge is one with low railings and an underpass that allowed draft teams to move from one side of the canal to the other without unhitching, cloverleaf-style."
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