Application Profile

05 October 2017

Robert Mathis Bridge

Nuttall Gear Custom Gear Drive for Double-Leaf Bascule Bridge

Due in part to damage sustained during Hurricane Sandy, the New Jersey Department of Transportation awarded contracts in 2015 for improvements to the mile-long Robert Mathis double-leaf, bascule bridge.

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10 August 2017

South Bristol Maine Single-Leaf Bascule Bridge

Nuttall Gear Custom Gearbox for Single-Leaf Bascule Bridge

A new bridge that spans “The Gut” channel in South Bristol, Maine was recently opened to vehicle and boat traffic. The original, historic 82-year-old swing bridge had reached the end of its useful life as it occasionally got stuck in the open or closed position.

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05 July 2016

Single-Leaf Bascule Lift Bridge Fort St Bridge

Nuttall Gear Custom Heavy-Duty Speed Reducers for Single-Leaf Bascule Lift Bridge

Originally built in 1922, the Fort Street fixed-trunnion bascule bridge in Detroit, Michigan allows large cargo ships to travel the Rouge River while transporting material to the nearby Ford Motor plant. The double-leaf bascule design utilized below-deck counterweights to raise and lower the two roadway leaf/sections.

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14 June 2016

Double Leaf Bascule Bridge

Nuttall Gear Custom Gear Drives for Double-Leaf Bascule Bridge

The Pinellas County Department of Transportation in Florida recently completed upgrades to the Park Boulevard double-leaf, bascule bridge. The bridge opened in 1981 and spans the intracoastal waterway to connect Seminole with Indian Shores on the barrier islands. The bridge opens on demand for larger boats that sound their horn or radio the bridge tender.

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02 June 2016

Transit Rail Cars

Nuttall Custom Heavy-Duty Gearing for Transit Rail Cars

The New York City Subway is one of the most extensive public transportation systems in the world with 842 miles of track, 468 stations and over 6,200 rapid transit cars. Keeping the vast fleet of rolling stock in-service is a never-ending task.

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