Step back in time with fascinating old images of Keadby Bridge in Lincolnshire.
Keadby Bridge in 1933
The 3,500 ton structure of Keadby Bridge could be raised in 40 seconds, supporting access for road, rail and river.
Only one man was needed to control the bridge, even though the compensating ballast tanks alone weighed 2,000 tons.
So in 1933 the engineering feat was caught on silent, black and white film, along with images of the operator in the control tower.
It ends with a beautiful shot of a steam train coming across the bridge.
A Novel Bridge In Lincolnshire (1933)- British Pathé (YouTube)