Bay Farm Island Tour

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Traffic & Gate Consolue
Traffic& gate Console
23k
Bridge Operation Consolue
Operation Console
24k
Under Roadway
Under Roadway 45k
Main Drive Motor
Main Motor
  47k
Brake and Gear Box
Gear Box & Brake
48k
Counterweight
Counterweight
28k
The Pit
The Pit!
29k
Operator Tower
Operator Tower
25k
Roadway
Roadway
39k
Trunion
Live Load Trunion
51k
Bay Farm Island Going Up
Bridge Going Up 23k

Notes on some of the pictures:

Bay Farm Island has two operation consoles.  One controls Traffic Warning, Gates and the Barrier System.  The second releases the lock that holds the bridge in place and the big handles raise the bridge at various speeds. The Main Drive Motor is 50 Hp. Using the catwalk you can walk under the Roadway.  This is how we do maintenance under the roadway.  The Counterweight at Bay Farm is huge and weights many tons.   There are cover plates that that can be removed to add or remove weight.  From the catwalk it's about a 60 foot drop to the pit floor!  The actual moveable roadway span is about 100 feet.  The Trunion Bearings are probably the most important item for maintenance.  These must be kept lubricated.  If these bearing were to ever fail it would be a major problem.

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