Lost Lower Bank Road Bridge
Mullica River Bridge
View of counterweight
Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013
BH Photo #286060
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.
- Deck girder bridge crossing the Mullica River on County Route 652
- Egg Harbor City, Burlington County, New Jersey, and Atlantic County, New Jersey
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1926; replaced 1992
- - Hill Construction Co
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
- Deck girder bascule
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)
- 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
- Douglas Butler
- HAER NJ-73 - Lower Bank Road Bridge, Spanning Mullica River, Egg Harbor City, Atlantic County, NJ