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Elm Street Bridge

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Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Hackensack River on Elm Street in Oradell
Location
Bergen County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition. Truss webs will be placed on replacement as decorations.
History
Built 1892; rehabilitated 1983
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 76.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.7 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.94905, -74.02570   (decimal degrees)
40°56'57" N, 74°01'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/582003/4533558 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hackensack
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
4,409
Inventory numbers
NJ 020044B (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 25058 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 80.5 (out of 100)
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Categories 

19th Century (6,472)
Bergen County, New Jersey (91)
Built 1892 (196)
Built during 1890s (2,597)
Doomed (1,042)
Hackensack River (20)
Have street view (24,135)
NR-eligible (3,979)
New Jersey (1,238)
Open (37,576)
Owned by county (19,116)
Pony truss (15,248)
Skewed (4,793)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,002)
Steel grate deck (434)
Structurally deficient (17,796)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,164)
Truss (30,029)

Update Log 

  • July 6, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • June 8, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated GPS.

Comments 

Elm Street Bridge
Posted January 22, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

True Don... I saw that side view after I made my previous comment. Hard to tell what is original and what's not of the lower chord and floor system.

Elm Street Bridge
Posted January 22, 2013, by Don Morrison

Hmm...

The article refers to stringer beams having significant damage. At least that part is not 1896 design. The view from the water picture also shows substantial stringer beams.

So, Is this truly a truss bridge? Has it been rehabbed before adding stringers or maybe the truss structure was already used to decorate a stringer bridge?

I can't see it clearly in the pictures available. The rehab date is 1983.

At any rate, it looks to be kind of far from original already.

Don

Elm Street Bridge
Posted January 21, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I just wish they would have moved the pony to a park and kept it intact.

Elm Street Bridge
Posted January 21, 2013, by Art S (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Thank you for the clarification Nathan.

Elm Street Bridge
Posted January 21, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Technically this is a replacement project. However the most significant elements of the bridge... the trusses... are supposed to be saved. I cannot in good conscience call this a form of preservation, but it is a good compromise that prevents the loss of valuable Phoenix columns.

Elm Street Bridge
Posted January 21, 2013, by Art S (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Elm Street Bridge
Posted January 21, 2013, by Art S (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Elm Street Bridge
Posted January 21, 2013, by Art S (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Posting this one mostly for the picture:

http://www.northjersey.com/news/148666355_Endangered_bird_de...

Elm Street Bridge
Posted January 21, 2013, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Looks like this one might be sort of saved (at least the trusswork):

http://www.northjersey.com/news/161823445_Bridge_repairs_beg...

Elm Street Bridge
Posted January 21, 2013, by Art S (asuckewer2knite [dot] com)

It looks like they are going to 'rehab' this bridge, does anyone know if this means 'replace'? It is a very nice Phoenix Column pony truss.

http://riverdell.patch.com/articles/rehabilitation-of-elm-st...