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Mauricetown Bridge


From Northwest Showing Bridge And Environment

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #243840


Street View 


Nearly all of this historic bridge was demolished and replaced. A few panels of an approach span and the builder plaque were retained.


Pratt through truss bridge over Maurice River on Highland Street
Mauricetown, Cumberland County, New Jersey
Partial remains of bridge open to pedestrians only
Built 1888
- Dean & Westbrook of New York, New York
Pin-connected thru truss hand-turned swing bridge with one fixed pin-connected Pratt through truss span at each end. One of the fixed spans has Phoenix columns.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.28585, -74.99189   (decimal degrees)
39°17'09" N, 74°59'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/500699/4348498 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Port Elizabeth
Inventory number
BH 54683 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 2, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 18, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • August 13, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • May 23, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • November 29, 2012: Added by Nathan Holth


  • Flickr - Set of photos showing bridge remains as it exists today.
  • Nathan Holth
  • HAER NJ-20 - Maurice River Pratt Through-Truss Swing Bridge, Spanning Maurice River, Mauricetown, Cumberland County, NJ
  • Douglas Butler
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein


Mauricetown Bridge
Posted January 3, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Here is an old picture of the bridge plus a link to the demo:


Mauricetown Bridge
Posted November 29, 2012, by Nathan Holth

Nearly all of this rare Phoenix column bridge with swing span was demolished. A few panels of the fixed Phoenix column span were left standing, and remain today. While better than demolishing everything, its a shame this is all that is left. However, in southern New Jersey, this bridge, even in its condition today, is rare. The better examples of preserved Phoenix column bridges remain in northern New Jersey.