Rule Change and Reminders
As of 9/1/05, I will accept duplicate logs if you just can't find one any other way.
BUT, they must be NEW pictures, not those of a deleted duplicate log.
All other rules remain in effect.
Please insure your coordinates are ON THE BRIDGE!
Date your log the current date, not the date you found it.
Target # 1: Locate a swinging bridge and take a picture of it showing the rotating or swinging section.
The Dumbarton Railroad Bridge, San Francisco Bay
For purposed of this cache, a swinging bridge is defined as: A bridge which rotates its span(s) on a pedestal, allowing vessels to move past on either side. In cases where the pedestal cannot be located in the waterway, the bridge can be cantilevered out from one side of the channel.
Swing bridges are slower to operate than other types of movable bridges and many have been replaced with bascule (drawbridges) or vertical lift bridges.
Target # 2: Locate a drawbridge bridge and take a photo with GPSr to show it open if possible. If not, then clearly show the hinging area.
A drawbridge on the Chicago River, Chicago, Illinois
Webster defines drawbridges as: A bridge made to be raised up, let down, or drawn aside so as to permit or hinder passage. That will work here. Most any moveable or hinged bridge can be logged here, EXCEPT vertical lift bridges, which should be logged atGCB8FF, Vertical Lift Bridges of the World, or Suspension Bridges, which should be logged at GC66CC, Suspension Bridges of the World, which move, but not by hinge in the manner of a swinging or drawbridge.
Please get out of your car to give us a good shot of the bridge, find a plaque with some history, or provide other information about the bridge, such as a web link. Photos must have enough detail to validate the type of bridge. Photos from a roadway while sitting behind an open bridge are insufficient to log this cache. Greater detail is necessary. PLEASE ADJUST YOUR COORDINATES TO BE ON THE BRIDGE Rope, suspension or vertical lift bridges are ineligible - bridges must fit the definition above. Other locationless caches are available to log those types of bridges. Logs with photos taken only from a vehicle will be deleted. Other standard locationless cache rules apply including no backdated logs and photos posted at time of log:
Duplicate logs per bridge allowed beginning 9/1/05 with NEW photos, one log FOR EACH TARGET per cacher/team. No double logs with other caches. GPSr in one of the photos. Easy, eh!
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