Shear Pole Type

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Shear Poles are swing bridges with A Frames that draws the A Frame and the swing pivots aside for marine traffic. Not many are constructed today and most or all shear pole swing bridges are removed.

Canal bridge at Zarephath (Somerset County, New Jersey)
Lost Bridge over D&R Canal
Replaced by a new bridge

CRCX - Paulsboro Draw (Gloucester County, New Jersey)
Built 1893; damaged by a derailment on November 30th, 2012 and replaced shortly thereafter
Lost swing bridge over Mantua Creek on Conrail Shared Assets Operations
Replaced by a new bridge

East Millstone Canal Bridge (Somerset County, New Jersey)
Lost Bridge over Delaware & Raritan Canal on Amwell Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Griggstown Causway Canal Swing Bridge (Somerset County, New Jersey)
Lost Bridge over Delaware & Raritan Canal on Griggstown Causway
Replaced by a new bridge

LIRR - Long Beach Bridge (Old) (Nassau County, New York)
Built 1912; Replaced 1988
Lost Deck girder bridge over Reynolds Channel on Long Island RR
Replaced by a new bridge

PRSL - Corson's Inlet Drawbridge (Cape May County, New Jersey)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Corson's Inlet on former West Jersey & Seashore RR
Removed but not replaced

PRSL - Grassy Sound Bridge (Old) (Cape May County, New Jersey)
Replaced 1913
Movable A-frame deck plate girder over Grassy Sound on Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines
Replaced by a new bridge

PRSL - Townsends Inlet Bridge (Cape May County, New Jersey)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Townsends Inlet on former West Jersey & Seashore RR
Removed but not replaced

Reedy Point Bridge (Older) (New Castle County, Delaware)
Built 1910 replaced 1926
Lost Concrete stringer Shear pole bridge over Chesapeake & Delaware River on Route 9
No longer exists

USAX - Potomac River Bridge (Old) (Prince George's County, Maryland)
Built 1864
Lost Bridge over Potomac River
Replaced by a new bridge