float bridge with the overhead gantry frame. Notice the two large
wheels at the top of the gantry. The wheels helped with the raising
and lowering of railcars on the bridge.
A side-view of the float bridge. Old wooden pilings are tossed about, and the wood is charred from a fire that blazed long ago.
Here is a section of the carfloat that looks very similar to the carfloat found at the B&O West 26th Street yards (see the B&O West 26th Street Yards Virtual Tour at OldNYC.com for pictures of that particular carfloat).
The carfloat rises from the Hudson River to the shoreline. The carfloat is in terrible shape.
These wheels give the appearance as if there is a flipped-over tractor trailer in the water. It's tough to tell what these wheels were in fact used for when the carfloat was servicing New York Central's freight cars.
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