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Milltown Road Bridge

Milltown Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: November 7, 2015

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Milltown Road Over Lockatong Creek
Rural: Hunterdon County, New Jersey: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1929 By Builder/Contractor: William H. Schaaf

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
52 Feet (15.9 Meters)
Structure Length
54 Feet (16.5 Meters)
Roadway Width
14 Feet (4.27 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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Bridge Documentation

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There apparently has been some debate on the construction date of this bridge. It may be that the truss (despite its narrow roadway) may have been the "rebuilt" (as an all-new structure) portion of the bridge referenced on a marble plaque at the bridge, and the stone abutments date to a previous bridge. The heavy trusses are suggestive of a 1920s bridge. The National Bridge Inventory lists an 1850 construction date, it is not known if that might be when the abutments were actually built.

Information and Findings From New Jersey's Historic Bridge Inventory

Discussion of Bridge

The riveted 4-panel Warren with verticals pony truss bridge is supported on concrete abutments (from 1929) with stone wingwalls. Lattice web railings remain. Floor beam flanges are notched for connection to the verticals. The date of construction is not documented, but county engineer records state it was reconstructed in 1929. Stylistically it appears to be a 20th-century bridge. One of over 25 Warren pony trusses in the county, and it is not technologically nor historically noteworthy.

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The bridge carries one lane of a lightly traveled country road over a minor stream in a wooded rural setting with sparse housing. A dam is located 150' upstream. An altered 19th-century mill and house are next to the bridge. The altered mill is not an eligible resource.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No


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