? asked in Cars & TransportationBoats & Boating · 1 decade ago

How do vertical lift bridges for boats work?

2 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Boat is driven into a trough filled with water. Trough gates are closed at both ends

    The trough is lifted through a tower framework to the next level of water, trough gate at boat front end is opened and boat is driven out.

    The most spectacular one isn't a vertical lift, but a wheel lift at Falkirk in Scotland, called (surprisingly) The Falkirk Wheel. It is more amazing to watch it work than to travel in it because you have no sensation of being lifted and swung up.

    There must be something on the web about vertical lifts and the Falkirk Wheel (the only one in the World)

  • 1 decade ago

    mechanical wenches or magic, usually mechanical wenches though lol

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