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PRSL - Townsends Inlet Bridge

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WJ&S Townsends Inlet RR Bridge

Vintage postcard shows A-frame swing bridge design, used on many southern New Jersey waterways for railroad drawbridges in the early 20th century.

Postcard from collection of West Jersey History Project: http://www.westjerseyhistory.com

View this photo at scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net

BH Photo #329815

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Townsends Inlet on former West Jersey & Seashore RR
Location
Avalon, Cape May County, New Jersey
Status
Removed but not replaced
Railroads
- Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines (PRSL)
- West Jersey & Seashore Railroad (WJ&S)
Design
Movable A-Frame Pony plate girder with trestle approaches
Also called
WJ&S -Townsends Inlet Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.11820, -74.71594   (decimal degrees)
39°07'06" N, 74°42'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/524555/4329931 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Avalon
Inventory number
BH 68086 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 13, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 18, 2015: Added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Sources 

  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Douglas Butler