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Lost Lower Bank Road Bridge

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Mullica River Bridge

View of counterweight

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #286060

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Street Views 

Description 

In 1926, the bascule bridge replaced an earlier swing bridge at the same location. The present bridge was erected by Hill Construction Company. The bascule portion of the bridge is an excellent example of a patented Strauss short span bascule bridge with an overhead counterweight. The Strauss Company was a national leader in the design of bascule bridges. This bridge was executed during the company's flourishing period. As one journeys up the Mullica River from its mouth at Great Bay, the Lower Bank Bridge is the second one passes under. It serves as an essential link for both land and sea commerce in this portion of the scenic Pine Barrens of New Jersey.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

The street view above shows the 1992 replacement.

Facts 

Overview
Deck girder bridge on County Route 652
Location
Egg Harbor City, Burlington County, New Jersey, and Atlantic County, New Jersey
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1926; replaced 1992
Builders
- Hill Construction Co
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Deck girder bascule
Dimensions
Total length: 450.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.59379, -74.55095   (decimal degrees)
39°35'38" N, 74°33'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/538556/4382769 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Green Bank
Inventory number
BH 61471 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 17, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 21, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 9, 2015: HAER photos posted by Luke
  • June 21, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • HAER NJ-73 - Lower Bank Road Bridge, Spanning Mullica River, Egg Harbor City, Atlantic County, NJ