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Federal Street Bascule Bridge

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Federal Street Bridge

Lowering for motor traffic

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in August 2013

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BH Photo #326578

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Overview
Strauss bascule bridge over Cooper River on Federal Street
Location
Camden, Camden County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1906; rehabilitated 1955; trusses made decorative in 2000
Builder
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Strauss single leaf bascule bridge. Bridge superstructure appears to have been altered with a new load-bearing structure. Original trusses remain. Decorative tower remains. The bridge was described by Joseph Strauss as an "ornamental portal bascule"
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 78.1 ft.
Total length: 133.9 ft.
Deck width: 34.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.4 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Cooper River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.94333, -75.10500   (decimal degrees)
39°56'36" N, 75°06'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/491029/4421473 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Camden
Inventory number
BH 25131 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 96.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
5,650

Update Log 

  • July 26, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • November 30, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 5, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • June 2, 2015: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • August 9, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: Bridge is not lost. (has been altered, but historic bridge remains)

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