This bridge is much nicer looking than any modern bridge would be, and it is nice to see that Hunterdon County has chosen to alter this bridge than than demolish and replace it. That said, from an aesthetic and historic standpoint, the alterations made to this bridge are large, obstructive, and messy looking. Large plate substitute diagonal members have been welded on to the truss, covering up the original bridge material. These alterations are not sensitive to the historic character of the bridge and they detract greatly from the potential historic significance of this bridge.
Information and Findings From New Jersey's Historic Bridge Inventory
Discussion of Bridge
The skewed 3-panel pin-connected half hip Pratt pony truss is supported on ashlar abutments with wingwalls. Loop forged eye rods form the bottom chord. Floorbeams are original. Welded additions and repairs including additional diagonals and bottom chord members, and plates welded to panel points mar the original design and type. One of over 20 half-hip pony truss spans in the county, other documented examples of the well-represented type are more complete (10WD120). The bridge is not noteworthy.
Discussion of Surrounding Area
The bridge carries one lane of a lightly traveled country road over a minor stream. It is located in a rural wooded setting with sparse modern development. It is adjacent to an old mill race. No above ground resources from the mill remain.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
This historic bridge has been demolished. This map is shown for reference purposes only.
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