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Neshanic Station Railroad Bridge


Neshanic Station Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 11, 2008
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Black River and Western Railroad Over South Branch Raritan River
Neshanic Station: Somerset County, New Jersey
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1896 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
2 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

Bridge Documentation

Perhaps no image better represents a traditional late 19th Century rural /  small town scene in the United States than a mill next to a pin-connected truss bridge. Since the mills were built near where materials were being moved, and also by the river, they inevitably ended up next to where the area's bridge was, or alternatively, the bridge would be built in response to the mill so people on the other side of the river could bring their goods to the mill.

At least when viewed from nearby Elm Street Bridge, the scene with this railroad bridge and a historic mill in the background is largely untouched by modernization, and is an unspoiled look into what America in the late 1800s was like.

The structure consists of two spans of six panels each.

The Neshanic Station Railroad Bridge is noted by the Historic Bridge Inventory's description of the nearby Elm Street Bridge. It notes that the railroad bridge was also built in the same year as Elm Street: 1896, and that the railroad bridge is also considered historically significant. Indeed it should be, retaining excellent historic integrity and being an attractive multi-span example of its kind.

This bridge is abandoned, and overgrown at the portals with an extensive population of poison ivy. As such, on-bridge views including a traditional full detail set are not available for this bridge at this time.


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