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Payne Road Bridge

Payne Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 11, 2008

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Payne Road Over Prescott Brook
Location
Rural: Hunterdon County, New Jersey: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1899 By Builder/Contractor: Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1953
Main Span Length
47 Feet (14 Meters)
Structure Length
47 Feet (14 Meters)
Roadway Width
15.4 Feet (4.69 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
100C032

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Bridge Documentation

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This bridge is a heavily altered example of Wrought Iron Bridge Company's unique pony truss design, which features their characteristic bolt connection detail at the top chord / end post connection area. Sadly, it is difficult to see the details of this bridge because large metal bars were welded to this bridge to act as diagonals, bypassing the pin connected diagonals.

This bridge has lost historic significance as a result of these alterations.

However it is worth noting that the original truss bridge itself, is noteworthy because it displays the distinctive and unusual details of its builder.

Information and Findings From New Jersey's Historic Bridge Inventory

Discussion of Bridge

The skewed 3-panel traditionally composed Pratt half hip pony truss bridge is pin-connected. Cast iron end post connections are used at the top and bottom chords. It is supported on random ashlar abutments and wingwalls. Welded additions include duplicate diagonals and bottom chord members and plates added to panel points. Although a documented bridge with an interesting detail, alterations have compromised the integrity and technological significance of the bridge. More complete examples exist.

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The bridge carries one lane of a lightly traveled country road over a minor stream. It is located in a wooded rural setting near open fields and sparse housing.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No

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