Lift Bridge No 164
Places of interest within 1 mile and to which this is the nearest place: Aliance and Leicester cashpoints (ATM machines) (½ furlongs away); HSBC cashpoints (ATM machines) (1 furlong away); Lloyds Bank cashpoints (ATM machines) (1½ furlongs away); Nationwide Building Society cashpoints (ATM machines) (½ furlongs away); Natwest Bank cashpoints (ATM machines) (¾ furlongs away); Santander Bank cashpoints (ATM machines) (1¼ furlongs away)
This is a lift bridge.
|Bridge Street Bridge (Banbury) No 166||1¼ furlongs|
|Cherwell Street Bridge No 165A||¾ furlongs|
|Cherwell Street facilities||¾ furlongs|
|Concorde Avenue Bridge No 165||½ furlongs|
|Banbury Lock No 29||½ furlongs|
|Lift Bridge No 164|
|Tooley's Boatyard||¼ furlongs|
|Tooley's Boatyard Footbridge||¼ furlongs|
|Castle Quay Footbridge||¾ furlongs|
|Tom Rolt Bridge No 164||1¼ furlongs|
|Sovereign Wharf||1¾ furlongs|
- Jh Hair and Beauty Salon (Hair Salon, Beauty Salon, Laser Hair Removal)
126 yards to the southwest.
- Costa Coffee Banbury Castle Quay (Cafe, Coffee Shop)
95 yards to the southwest.
- Cafe Red (Cafe)
67 yards to the northwest.
- Wild Lime Banbury (Pub, Sports Bar, Wine Bar)
104 yards to the southwest.
- The Mill Arts Centre (Theater, Bands & Musicians, Cafe)
102 yards to the east.
- Banbury Museum (Museum)
113 yards to the east.
- Spiceball Leisure Center Health Suite (Sports & Recreation)
182 yards to the northeast.
- Castle Quay, Banbury (Shopping Mall, Public Places & Attractions)
90 yards to the southwest.
- Costa Coffee (Coffee Shop)
58 yards to the west.
- O2 (Mobile Phone Shop)
54 yards to the southwest.
- Banbury Cross (Landmark, Monument)
447 yards to the southwest.
- Spiceball Park/field (Park)
308 yards to the northwest.
- Marks and Spencer - Banbury (Accessories Store, Specialty Grocery Store)
91 yards to the southwest.
- West Street Park (Park)
494 yards to the northeast.
- E.Collins Photography (Photographer)
397 yards to the southwest.
- Sitting By the Canal (River)
28 yards to the northeast.
- Debenhams (Department Store)
86 yards to the south.
- McDonald's (Fast Food Restaurant)
159 yards to the south.
- Caffe Nero (Coffee Shop)
191 yards to the southwest.
- General Foods Social Club (Social Club)
116 yards to the northwest.
- Muffin Break (Food & Restaurant)
121 yards to the southwest.
- Banbury United (Outdoors)
948 yards to the southeast.
- Banbury Bus Station (Bus Station)
148 yards to the southeast.
- Oxford City (National Park)
1464 yards to the east.
- Clarks (Shoe Store)
37 yards to the southwest.
- Catwoman's Lair (Home)
423 yards to the southeast.
- Moorfield Park (Park)
486 yards to the northeast.
- Specsavers Opticians Banbury (Optometrist, Eyewear)
229 yards to the southwest.
- Spiceball Swimming Pool (Sports Center)
164 yards to the northeast.
- Granna's House (Home)
941 yards to the northeast.
- Odeon Cinema (Movie Theatre)
663 yards to the southwest.
- Mel's Ann Summers (Clothing Store)
1511 yards to the west.
Wikipedia has a page about Lift Bridge
A vertical-lift bridge or lift bridge is a type of movable bridge in which a span rises vertically while remaining parallel with the deck.
The vertical lift offers several benefits over other movable bridges such as the bascule and swing-span bridge. Generally speaking they cost less to build for longer moveable spans. The counterweights in a vertical lift are only required to be equal to the weight of the deck, whereas bascule bridge counterweights must weigh several times as much as the span being lifted. As a result, heavier materials can be used in the deck, and so this type of bridge is especially suited for heavy railroad use.
Although most vertical-lift bridges use towers, each equipped with counterweights, some use hydraulic jacks located below the deck. An example is the 52-foot (16 m) span bridge at St Paul Avenue in Milwaukee (see also table bridges). Another design used balance beams to lift the deck, with pivoting bascules located on the top of the lift towers. An example of this kind was built at La Salle in Illinois, USA.
The biggest disadvantage to the vertical-lift bridge (in comparison with many other designs) is the height restriction for vessels passing under it. This is a result of the deck remaining suspended above the passageway.
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