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Dorset Avenue Bridge

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Dorset Avenue Bridge

NJ

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2013

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BH Photo #285257

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Overview
Bascule bridge over Inside Thorofare on Dorset Avenue in Ventnor City
Location
Ventnor City, Atlantic County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Strauss Engineering Co Strauss underneath counterweight bascule Joseph Strauss
History
Built 1929
Builder
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 79.1 ft.
Total length: 220.2 ft.
Deck width: 36.1 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.34167, -74.47833   (decimal degrees)
39°20'30" N, 74°28'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/544954/4354822 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Atlantic City
Inventory numbers
NJ 01V0001 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 25044 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2015)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 71.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
10,864

Update Log 

  • January 16, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • November 30, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • October 5, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 14, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 13, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 15, 2011: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

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Comments 

Dorset Avenue Bridge
Posted February 9, 2017, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Maria: Its actually the county you would most likely need to contact, as it appears to be a county-owned bridge.

Dorset Avenue Bridge
Posted February 9, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hi Maria:

I would recommend contacting the city about this matter. Those of us who contribute to Bridgehunter like to see bridges maintained, including lighting, but having no ownership of this bridge, we have no say in its maintenance.

Good luck with this. Feel free to reference this website in your quest to have the problem fixed.

Robert

Dorset Avenue Bridge
Posted February 9, 2017, by Maria Elena (meem06 [at] aol [dot] com)

Please Please have the light bulbs in those beautiful light fixtures replaced! I go over this bridge everyday to & from work..and its so sad to see this bridge looking so absolutly neglected..Bulbs have been out for months now.And some of the light fixtures are broken..it is really falling in to disrepair & needs to be addressed asap.. Its dark & depressing while going over it!!!

I will send photos if needed...

Thank you very much for your prompt attention to this matter.

A taxpayer of ventnor....

Dorset Avenue Bridge
Posted February 9, 2017, by Maria Elena (meem06 [at] aol [dot] com)

Please Please have the light bulbs in those beautiful light fixtures replaced! I go over this bridge everyday to & from work..and its so sad to see this bridge looking so absolutly neglected..Bulbs have been out for months now.And some of the light fixtures are broken..it is really falling in to disrepair & needs to be addressed asap.. Its dark & depressing while going over it!!!

I will send photos if needed...

Thank you very much for your prompt attention to this matter.

A taxpayer of ventnor....