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Iron Bridge

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Iron Bridge at Falls & Home Absecon, NJ

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Overview
Bowstring pony truss bridge
Location
Absecon, Atlantic County, New Jersey
Builders
- Moseley Iron Bridge & Roof Co. of Boston, Massachusetts (Likely Builder)
- Thomas Moseley (Likely Designer)
Design
Bowstring pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.43554, -74.52346   (decimal degrees)
39°26'08" N, 74°31'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/541010/4365219 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 75792 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 24, 2017: Added by ArtS.

Comments 

Iron Bridge
Posted February 26, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The Lattice inside the Arch would suggest Mosely, it's definitely not a Reznor.

Iron Bridge
Posted February 26, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

Art,

I wasn't actually familiar with those designs...its kinda amazing how many unique designs for bowstrings occurred. Even Mosley did a few different models aside from the Hares Hill bridge:

http://bridgehunter.com/vt/bennington/mosley/

http://bridgehunter.com/nh/sullivan/bh49549/

It looked to me like the arch was a T section like the Hares Hill one, hence my leaning with that. Irregardless, its tough doing precision identification based off old postcards :P

Iron Bridge
Posted February 25, 2017, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Michael,

I take back my previous comment. I didn't realize Hares Hill was a Moseley design. I think it's arch design doesn't match but the lattice does.

Regards,

Art S.

Iron Bridge
Posted February 25, 2017, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Michael,

To me it's either a Henszey like this one:

https://bridgehunter.com/pa/lancaster/conestoga-creek/

Or a Rezner / Ohio Bridge Co. Like this one:

https://bridgehunter.com/ny/dutchess/tioronda/

I'm now leaning towards Henszey as I think the arch cross-section is the same. Moseley has a simpler triangular cross-section so, to me a less likely candidate.

Regards,

Art S.

Iron Bridge
Posted February 25, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

This looks like it might be a small Mosley Lattice bowstring/arch. Compare with the last remaining example:

http://bridgehunter.com/pa/chester/hares-hill/