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Great Egg Harbor River Bridge


The bridge before rebuilding

Photo taken by Barry Caselli in February 2009


BH Photo #350448

Street View 


Pony truss bridge over Great Egg Harbor River on Weymouth Road (CR 559)
Atlantic County, New Jersey
Open to traffic
Built 1919. Rebuilt October, 2009 thru June, 2010.
- Alexander H. Nelson (Engineer)
- Henry S. Kraus (contractor)
Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 42.0 ft.
Total length: 47.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.3 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 21, 2001
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.51861, -74.77889   (decimal degrees)
39°31'07" N, 74°46'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/519005/4374353 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
NJ 01HML22 (New Jersey bridge number)
NRHP 01000671 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 25047 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 54 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 27, 2016: New photos from Barry Caselli
  • May 28, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn


Great Egg Harbor River Bridge
Posted July 24, 2011, by Barry Caselli (criterion1974 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

If I had known that my updates for each of these bridges were showing up on the forum I wouldn't have posted this stuff on the forum earlier.

Anyway, this bridge was reconstructed in May and June of 2010. All good components were retained and reused, and all bad components were replicated. They did an amazing job, IMO.

I shot a video there, the day I discovered that it was closed (October 3, 2009):


A week later I visited, and shot another video, after work had begun. The decking had been removed, and you can see just what horrible condition the bridge was in:


On June 12, 2010 I visited again, and work was 99% complete. It was open to traffic soon after. This is the video:


It is now rated at 21 tons, though I think that's a bit optimistic. No one pays attention to the weight limit signs anyway, and most people go way more than the posted 40 mph speed limit as well.