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Linkspans and how they are used

Linkspans are a type of drawbridge. Specifically, they are drawbridges that are used in the shipping industry to bridge the gap between the ship itself and the shore. Linkspans tend to use hydraulics to move and lower the drawbridge. This … Continue reading

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The Advantages of Using Linkspans

A linkspan is a type of drawbridge, used most often when moving vehicles on and off a water-based vessel and are in operation within most ferry terminals worldwide. They are essentially a ramp from shore to ship, allowing smooth and … Continue reading

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How do Linkspans Operate?

Linkspans are a class of drawbridges designed to connect a ship to shore. They can assist the transportation of passengers, vehicles, or cargo. You will find most linkspans at ferry terminals where they attach to large vessels via a series … Continue reading

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What Are Linkspans?

┬áIf you’ve ever taken your car abroad you’ve probably driven over a linkspan. Originally, linkspans were bridges that were hinged at the landward side and free moving at the seaward end, allowing the bridge to rise and fall with the … Continue reading

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