Henry Ford Bridge
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Henry Ford Bridge
|Carries||Pacific Harbor Line|
|Locale||Long Beach & Terminal Island,|
Los Angeles Harbor Region,
Los Angeles County, California
|Other name(s)||Badger Avenue Bridge|
|Design||1924–1996: bascule bridge|
1996–present: vertical-lift bridge
|Clearance above||165 feet (50 m)|
The Henry Ford Bridge, also known as the Badger Avenue Bridge, carries the Pacific Harbor Line railroad across the Cerritos Channel to Terminal Island from San Pedro, to serve the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach. It is located in Los Angeles County, Southern California. It was built to accommodate operations at the Ford Long Beach Assembly plant which opened in 1930 and was closed in 1959.
The contract for the bascule bridge was placed by The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners in 1922. The bridge was designed by Joseph Baermann Strauss and fabricated by the American Bridge Company.
It was formed of a pair of 110 feet (34 m) trunnion bascule leaves which formed a one span Warren through-truss. There were two 50 feet (15 m) tower spans and two 200 feet (61 m) timber approaches.
- "CA-103 Commodore Schuyler F. Heim/Henry Ford Bridge". Retrieved May 28, 2013.
- "Port of Los Angeles Visual History Tour - Badger Avenue Bridge". Retrieved May 28, 2013.
- "Henry Ford Bridge". February 6, 2012. Retrieved May 28, 2013.
- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. CA-156, "Henry Ford Bridge (Badger Avenue Bridge)", 94 photos, 10 data pages, 6 photo caption pages
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