Saturday, July 19, 2008

State Street Bridge

This lookout is on the State Street Bridge over the Milwaukee River. Before the bridge was automated, the bridge tender would sit in this lookout and wait for boats to come by, and the tender would open and close the bridge to allow the boats to pass. Today, the bridge is opened and closed automatically, and the tender is no longer needed. The lookout now houses the electronic controls that control the bridge.

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