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Black Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Patrick Gurwell in May 2020

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BH Photo #471550

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Ramapo River on Houvenkopf Rd
Location
Bergen County, New Jersey
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Was used to carry workers to the Old Ford Plant. Plant opened 1955, closed 1980.
Design
Pinned Pratt Through Truss
Dimensions
Total length: 101.0 ft.
Deck width: 21.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.10914, -74.15771   (decimal degrees)
41°06'33" N, 74°09'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/570721/4551214 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ramsey
Inventory number
BH 49741 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Bergen County, New Jersey (99)
Closed (2,633)
New Jersey (1,434)
Pratt through truss (5,208)
Pratt truss (9,025)
Through truss (14,558)
Total length 100-125 feet (5,068)
Truss (31,962)

Update Log 

  • May 3, 2020: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • September 28, 2011: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia - Ford plant history

Comments 

Black Bridge
Posted May 4, 2020, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The 1910 topo shows a bridge here.