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Newark Drawbridge

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Newark Drawbridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: September 5, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (New Jersey Transit) Over Passaic River
Location
Newark and Harrison: Essex County, New Jersey and Hudson County, New Jersey: United States
Structure Type
Metal 8 Panel Rivet-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Movable: Swing (Center Pier) and Approach Spans: Metal 5 Panel Rivet-Connected Pratt Deck Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1903 By Builder/Contractor: American Bridge Company of New York, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
221 Feet (67 Meters)
Structure Length
870 Feet (265 Meters)
Roadway Width
30.2 Feet (9.2 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This is a very rare example of a double-deck railroad swing bridge. The lower deck was for freight trains and has been abandoned. Although HistoricBridges.org did not have time to document it, note that this railroad continues to be elevated west of this bridge, and where it crosses Broad Street there is a highly ornamented plate girder overpass span. A Streetview screenshot of it is shown below.


This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): Double-Deck

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Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
40.747446,-74.165891

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