This is an attractive truss bridge whose construction date is unknown, but may date to the 1920s based on its style.
Look at the top chord splices on this bridge and you will see the rivets on one side of the splice were not driven as cleanly showing evidence of slipping, etc. This is because these were the rivets that were driven in the field during assembly, while the other ones were driven in the shop where it was easier to drive rivets without any errors.
Information and Findings From New Jersey's Historic Bridge Inventory
Discussion of Bridge
The 2-span bridge is composed of riveted 5-panel Warren with verticals pony trusses supported on concrete-capped random ashlar abutments with wingwalls and a concrete pier. A concrete toe wall was added to the pier in 1984. The bridge exhibits no unusual construction details. The verticals and diagonals are laced angles. Repairs are minimal, but the bridge is undocumented both to date and fabricator. It is an undistinguished example of a well-represented county bridge type.
Discussion of Surrounding Area
The bridge carries one lane of a quiet country road over the Neshanic River in a densely wooded rural setting with sparse settlement.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
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