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US 46 - River Drive Overpass

Photos 

General View To North

Photo taken by Rob Tucher for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #310990

Map 

Description 

The River Drive Overpass is a typical example of a single span, multiple stringer, encased steel highway overpass built during the tenure of Morris Goodkind, chief bridge engineer for the New Jersey State Highway Department from 1925 to 1955. Goodkind emphasized the integration of architecture and aesthetics in bridge design and received awards from the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Institute of Steel Construction for his designs. The bridge was built to accommodate expansion of the state highway system west of New York City in the 1930s on N.J. Route 6, presently designated U.S. Route 46.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over River Drive (Cr 507) on US 46
Location
Elmwood Park, Bergen County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1939; rehabilitated 1996
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 64.0 ft.
Total length: 67.9 ft.
Deck width: 79.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.89345, -74.12690   (decimal degrees)
40°53'36" N, 74°07'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/573547/4527295 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Paterson
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
65,100
Inventory numbers
NJ 0220150 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 65137 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 89.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 29, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER NJ-97 - River Drive Overpass, Spanning River Drive (County Route No. 507) at U.S. Route 46, Elmwood Park, Bergen County, NJ