Based on a field visit with no further information, this appears to be some sort of a welded truss bridge that was built using, in part at least, steel salvaged from a riveted truss bridge. Although the construction of this bridge is all-welded, looking closely, such as underneath the top chord, will reveal some rivets, and also evidence that lighter beams had welded alterations done to them to strengthen them.
The bridge offers little historic value, but is still a curiosity for the unusual story it tells, a story that likely also tells the story of a county that came up with some unusual solutions for its bridges.
Information and Findings From New Jersey's Historic Bridge Inventory
Discussion of Bridge
The 4-panel welded Warren with verticals pony truss bridge is supported on concrete abutments with wingwalls. The outriggers are skewed to the span. The construction date is undocumented, but it dates technologically and stylistically no earlier than 1935. The floor beams were replaced in 1948, and welded repairs and reinforcements were made in 1953.
Discussion of Surrounding Area
The bridge carries one lane of a quiet country road over a minor stream in a wooded rural setting. The nearby land currently is used for agricultural purposes, but housing development is encroaching on the farmland.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
Original / Full Size Photos
|A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery offers photos in the highest available resolution and file size in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer|
Mobile Optimized Photos
|A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery features data-friendly, fast-loading photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer|
© Copyright 2003-2020, HistoricBridges.org. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: HistoricBridges.org is a volunteer group of private citizens. HistoricBridges.org is NOT a government agency, does not represent or work with any governmental agencies, nor is it in any way associated with any government agency or any non-profit organization. While we strive for accuracy in our factual content, HistoricBridges.org offers no guarantee of accuracy. Information is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Information could include technical inaccuracies or errors of omission. Opinions and commentary are the opinions of the respective HistoricBridges.org member who made them and do not necessarily represent the views of anyone else, including any outside photographers whose images may appear on the page in which the commentary appears. HistoricBridges.org does not bear any responsibility for any consequences resulting from the use of this or any other HistoricBridges.org information. Owners and users of bridges have the responsibility of correctly following all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, regardless of any HistoricBridges.org information.