There is a bridge in the Netherlands known as the Flying Drawbridge that uses a hydraulic lift to pickup and remove a section of the bridge, instead of the traditional vertical hinge drawbridge. popularmechanics.com/tech…
Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington, DC, used to be a drawbridge. It hasn't opened since the 60s. Attached to the bridge legs are the operator's office and control room --still present but long-abandoned and sealed shut in 1976. atlasobscura.com/places/m…
A homeless man lived for three years in the spaces between the girders of a drawbridge, complete with working TV and Playstation, holding on to the beams every time the bridge raised and lowered to keep from falling. usatoday30.usatoday.com/n…
The smallest drawbridge in the world is located in Bermuda and only has an 18 inch gap. It's called the Somerset Bridge and is purely operated by passing traffic. If a civilian notices a boat that wants to pass they must stop and raise the bridge. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Som…
Today I learned of the term "Drawbridge Mentality", a term used to describe people who move into a community they consider "unspoilt", then oppose any form of inward migration and development. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dra…
The American Revolution almost began in Salem, but the British were foiled by a drawbridge. storiesfromipswich.org/20…
A man lived undetected in a drawbridge for 3 years. When the bells rang, signaling the arms of the bridge soon would ascend, he braced for a ride and cruised with the bridge as it slowly pitched him forward. If he was sitting down, he'd soon be standing. web.archive.org/web/20041…
The Medusa Challenger, a Great Lakes freighter, was notorious for causing the apparent malfunctioning of Chicago's drawbridges connectingthewindycity.co…
The two sides of a drawbridge that go up are called "leaf"s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bas…
There is a drawbridge connecting a Bermudan island to the mainland that was built in 1620 and still stands today. It is just 56 cm (22 inches) long. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Som…
Recently convicted Russian band Pussy Riot drew a 65 meter penis on a drawbridge. timesleader.com/stories/W…
A man lived inside a Chicago drawbridge with electricity and a playstation. thisamericanlife.org/radi…
The Dutch rebuild a zoo in eco-friendly style: even the new drawbridge is 'green' (google translate link from Dutch to English) translate.google.com/tran…
The drawbridge penis graffiti that received internet fame in 2010 also received an award from the Russian Ministry of Culture en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voi…

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