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Washington Street Bridge

Washington Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Elaine Deutsch

Bridge Documented: November 18, 2011

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Washington Street Over Cohansey River
Location
Bridgeton: Cumberland County, New Jersey: United States
Structure Type
Concrete Rigid-Frame, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1941 By Builder/Contractor: C. Fiske Campbell

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1997
Main Span Length
70 Feet (21.34 Meters)
Structure Length
131 Feet (39.93 Meters)
Roadway Width
29 Feet (8.84 Meters)
Spans
3 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
600016

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

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This bridge is an uncommon example of a multi-span concrete rigid-frame bridge. The design is continuous. The bridge features attractive railing and details on the graceful arches of the superstructure.

Information and Findings From New Jersey's Historic Bridge Inventory

Discussion of Bridge

The 3-span rigid-frame bridge built in 1941 is finished with balustrades and decorative scallops on the fascia above the cutwater piers. There are over 35 concrete rigid frame bridges in the survey population; about 22 were built before 1941. The bridge profile is predicated on its structural type, and the detailing is in keeping with the park setting. The bridge is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing element to the Bridgeton Historic District under Criterion C.

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The bridge crosses the Cohansey River near the old brick Waterworks (1877), used as a maintenance building for Bridgeton City Park located on the west side of the river. The bridge spans the river between the park and downtown Bridgeton with its well-preserved 19thcentury industrial, commercial, and residential sites. The bridge is in the Bridgeton Historic District that also includes the waterworks. The park does not have a historically significant landscape.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes

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