Though some refer to it as a drawbridge, the proper term for this structure
along Curtis Creek at Stahls Point is a swing bridge. Drawbridges raise
and lower a section, but this bridge turns on a central pivot to
swing its rails to meet those stationary.
This is one of only two operational swing bridges in the Baltimore
area. The bridge remains in the open position except when trains
need to cross, or for repair. When closed, the bridge is 13 feet
above the mean height of the water. The aerial photo at right
happened to capture the bridge in the closed position while a
train was crossing April 10, 1964.
video of Lewes, Delaware swing bridge