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Tuckahoe River Bridge

Photos 

General View Looking West (Upstream)

Photo taken by David Ames for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #282019

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The State Route 50 Bascule Bridge over the Tuckahoe River is one of only a few remaining bridges in New Jersey that embody the technology which popularized J.B. Strauss as one of the most prominent designers of movable span bridges in the early 1900s.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over Tuckahoe River on NJ 50
Location
Cape May County, New Jersey, and Atlantic County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1926; rehabilitated 1961
Builder
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 57.1 ft.
Total length: 160.1 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.29509, -74.75227   (decimal degrees)
39°17'42" N, 74°45'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/521362/4349553 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tuckahoe
Inventory numbers
NJ 0510152 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 25155 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2014)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 26.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
9,861

Update Log 

  • December 5, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • March 27, 2016: New photos from Barry Caselli
  • December 16, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 8, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 17, 2014: HAER photo posted by James Baughn
  • February 21, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • June 8, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

Sources 

  • Nathan Holth
  • Douglas Butler
  • HAER NJ-89 - State Route 50 Bascule Bridge, Spanning Tuckahoe River at State Route 50, Tuckahoe, Cape May County, NJ