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Baldwin Street Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #310825

Map 

Description 

The railroad over pass bridge is a contributing resource in the National Register-listed Glen Ridge Historic District, suburban community that developed in response to commuter rail service and is significant for its architecture and community planning.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over New Jersey Transit on Baldwin Street
Location
Glen Ridge, Essex County, New Jersey
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1905; Replaced 1996
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 35.1 ft.
Total length: 100.1 ft.
Deck width: 31.5 ft.
Recognition
Listed as a contributing resource to the Glen Ridge Historic District
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.80877, -74.20444   (decimal degrees)
40°48'32" N, 74°12'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/567101/4517833 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Orange
Inventory numbers
NJ 0769167 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 65123 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/1991)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 30.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
2,300

Update Log 

  • December 29, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER NJ-94 - Highland Avenue & Baldwin Street Bridge, Spanning New Jersey Transit Boonton Line, Glen Ridge, Essex County, NJ