This bridge was built ca. 1901 according to the Historic Bridge Inventory. Based on "style" the inventory suggested that the Dover Boiler Works built this bridge. Yet the bridge does not have any outstanding unusual details, something even the inventory noted. In fact the vertical members composed of paired angles and lattice, and the small custom-shaped plates that fit over the pins at the end connections of the top chord are also similar to the design used by the Canton Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio. So unless the inventory had additional uncited information, the Dover Boiler Works association should not be considered "for certain." The bridge does have one unusual detail, and that is for a span of its small size, the end panel diagonal member eyebars are enormous, composed of 1 1/2" or 1 3/4" square stock!
The bridge was altered/repaired in 1958 and 1991.
Information and Findings From New Jersey's Historic Bridge Inventory
Discussion of Bridge
The 3-panel pin-connected half hip Pratt pony truss bridge is supported on random ashlar abutments. It is traditionally composed and exhibits no unusual details. Alterations are minor and include welded additions to the bottom chord eye bars, a new floor system, and outriggers. One of several pony truss spans built in the county by the local Dover Boiler Works before 1919, this example as complete as 10XXF48 that ha been evaluated as significant. It is not noteworthy based on its design and alterations.
Discussion of Surrounding Area
The bridge carries one lane of a lightly traveled country road over a minor stream in a wooded rural setting and sparse development. Most of the surroundings are is dedicated to agricultural use.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
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