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Nishisakawick Creek Bridge

Nishisakawick Creek Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 11, 2008

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
River Road Over Nishisakawick Creek
Frenchtown: Hunterdon County, New Jersey: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Main Span Length
57 Feet (17.4 Meters)
Structure Length
57 Feet (17.4 Meters)
Roadway Width
14 Feet (4.27 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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Bridge Documentation

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The bridge is an example of a truss bridge design that was employed in various parts of the United States mostly between 1905 and 1920, which is a lightweight but fairly sturdy truss composed of built-up beams which primarily use just angles riveted together, instead of things like channels, riveted to v-lacing, lattice, etc. These "riveted angles" truss bridges have a distinct, more plain appearance than their more traditionally composed counterparts. Some states and regions exhibit more examples of this bridge form than others.

Kiceniuk Road Bridge is the more complete, longer, and significant example of this truss form in the county.

Information and Findings From New Jersey's Historic Bridge Inventory

Discussion of Bridge

The riveted 4-panel Warren with verticals pony truss is supported on random ashlar abutments with wingwalls. The top and bottom chords are composed of back-to-back angles. The riveted outriggers are bolted to the floorbeams with square-headed bolts. Numerous alterations include plates welded to the floor system and cover plate welded to the end posts. One of over 25 Warren pony truss bridges in the county, the bridge is an altered representative example of a locally common type.

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The bridge carries one lane of a lightly traveled unimproved road over a stream. It is located in an area of mixed date homes in Frenchtown. It is parallel to a 1912 2-span concrete arch railroad bridge that was not part of this survey.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No


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