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|
- A New View Promotions - Castle House (Arts & Entertainment, Bands & Musicians, Management Service)
252 yards to the west.
- Banbury railway station (Train Station)
495 yards to the southeast.
- Banbury Health Centre (Medical & Health)
186 yards to the southeast.
- Lakeside Superbowl Banbury (Bowling Alley, Diner, Bar)
309 yards to the south.
- Costa Coffee Banbury Castle Quay (Cafe, Coffee Shop)
95 yards to the southwest.
- PawPaw Banbury (Chinese Restaurant, Take Out Restaurant, Food & Grocery)
175 yards to the southeast.
- Sweet tooth Banbury (Food & Restaurant)
301 yards to the southwest.
- The Old Auctioneer (Restaurant)
401 yards to the west.
- Wild Lime Banbury (Pub, Sports Bar, Wine Bar)
104 yards to the southwest.
- The Wine Vaults (Pub)
316 yards to the west.
- The Bell (Tapas Bar & Restaurant)
210 yards to the southwest.
- Energie Fitness Banbury (Gym, Fitness Center, Sports Venue & Stadium)
542 yards to the east.
- The Mill Arts Centre (Bands & Musicians, Cafe, Theatre)
82 yards to the east.
- Castle Quay, Banbury (Shopping Mall, Public Places & Attractions)
108 yards to the west.
- Fleur de Lis (Food & Restaurant, Pub, Bar)
265 yards to the southwest.
- Banbury Museum (Museum)
45 yards to the west.
- Marks and Spencer - Banbury (Accessories Store, Specialty Grocery Store)
87 yards to the southwest.
- Muffin Break (Food & Restaurant)
120 yards to the southwest.
- Pinto Lounge Cafe Bar (Pub, Food & Restaurant, Bar)
413 yards to the southwest.
- Ann Summers (Women's Clothing Store)
50 yards to the southwest.
- Costa (Coffee Shop)
63 yards to the west.
- General Foods Social Club (Social Club)
114 yards to the northwest.
- McDonald's Restaurant (Fast Food Restaurant)
163 yards to the south.
- H&M (Clothing Store)
103 yards to the south.
- Banbury Cross (Landmark, Monument)
322 yards to the southwest.
- Ye Olde Reine Deer Inn (Pub)
379 yards to the west.
- Odeon Cinema (Movie Theatre)
664 yards to the southwest.
- Horton General Hospital (Hospital)
1175 yards to the south.
- Gala Bingo (Bingo Hall)
468 yards to the west.
- BB's (Coffee Shop)
164 yards to the southwest.
- Banbury Bus Station (Train Station, Bus Station)
162 yards to the southeast.
- The White Horse, Banbury (Pub, Bar)
493 yards to the west.
- The Dog and Gun (Pub)
541 yards to the west.
- Top Wok (Chinese Restaurant)
421 yards to the southwest.
- San Carlo (Restaurant)
457 yards to the west.
- GAME Banbury (Shopping & Retail)
145 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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