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Pottersville Bridge

   


Pottersville Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: November 8, 2015
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Fairmount Road and Black River Road (CR-512) Over Lamington River
Location
Pottersville: Hunterdon County, New Jersey and Somerset County, New Jersey
Structure Type
Metal Through Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1934 By Builder/Contractor: Phoenix Bridge Company of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1980
Main Span Length
78 Feet (23.8 Meters)
Structure Length
81 Feet (24.7 Meters)
Roadway Width
27.6 Feet (8.4 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
1000146

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

Bridge Documentation

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This bridge is a traditional example of highway plate girder. It retains fabricator plaques showing the notable Phoenix Bridge Company. Additionally, there are plaques for each county (this is a county line bridge) which someone thought would make a great place to bolt modern guardrail to, blocking the view of the plaques and also ruining them because there are multiple holes drilled in them to mount the guardrail. Original sidewalk railings remain as well.

Information and Findings From New Jersey's Historic Bridge Inventory

Discussion of Bridge

The skewed thru girder with floor beams bridge is of built up construction. The original encasement has been partially removed, and a new steel grid deck on rolled risers has been installed. The original metal railing at the cantilevered sidewalk remains. Beam guide rail has been added at the inside face of the girders. A representative example of a common bridge type, the span is not technologically or historically noteworthy.

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The bridge carries a 2-lane county road over the Lamington River. It is located in a wooded village setting at the intersection of two moderately traveled roads. It is adjacent to a small retail establishment and parking area. The setting is undistinguished.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No

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