T he cruise ship Europa 2 passes under the iconic Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Anne Brennan/Cape Cod Times
1.The vertical clearance above mean high water:135 feet 2.Total height above mean sea level:271 feet 3.Number of Tracks:1 4. The bridge iskept in the raised position until a train needs to cross 5.Time to Lower:2.5 minutes 6.Length of Center Span:544 feet 7.Center Span Weight:2,200 tons 8.Original Cost:$1.56 million 9. When constructed, it wasthe longest vertical lift railroad bridgein the world
10. The bridgeunderwent a massive rehabilitation from 2001-2003. Work included new paint, new counterweight cables, new operating and electrical s s system and rehabilitated sheaves.
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