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Midtown Bridge

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From the Street Railway Journal Volume 16

Photo scanned by Internet Archive Book Images

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BH Photo #331322

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Hackensack River on Public Service Corporation of New Jersey
Location
Bogota, Bergen County, New Jersey
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1900; Trolley service ended 1938; Converted to road use 1940; Replaced 2018
Builders
- F.R. Long & Co. of New York City, New York
- Ford, Bacon & Davis of New York City, New York (Consulting Engineers)
Railroads
- Bergen County Traction Co. (BCTCo.)
- Interurban
- New Jersey & Hudson River Railway & Ferry Company (NJ&HR)
- Public Service Corporation of New Jersey (PCNJ)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 160.0 ft.
Total length: 1,360.0 ft.
Deck width: 21.7 ft.
Also called
Salem Street Bridge
NJ&HR - Hackensack River Swing Bridge
PSNJ - Hackensack River Swing Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.88238, -74.03595   (decimal degrees)
40°52'57" N, 74°02'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/581222/4526147 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hackensack
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
10,836
Inventory numbers
NJ 020004B (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 68324 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 47.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 26, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 25, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added additional history
  • July 10, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 5, 2015: Added by Luke