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Belleville Turnpike Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photos taken by Christopher Stokes for the Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #108049

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bascule bridge over Passaic River on NJ 7 in Belleville/North Arlington/Kearny
Location
Essex County, New Jersey, and Bergen County, New Jersey
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1914 by the Strauss Bascule Bridge Co.; replaced 2003
Builder
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Bascule Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 110.0 ft.
Total length: 336.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.78667, -74.14833   (decimal degrees)
40°47'12" N, 74°08'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/571857/4515424 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Orange
Inventory numbers
NJ 0208150 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 25162 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2007)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 70.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
18,300

Update Log 

  • February 15, 2011: New Street View added by Jason Smith
  • September 11, 2006: Posted HAER photos

Sources 

  • HAER NJ-127 - Route 7 Bridge, Route 7 (1AG) over Passaic River, Belleville, Essex County, NJ
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Belleville Turnpike Bridge
Posted June 5, 2007, by Don Shorock (don [at] shorock [dot] com)

These are pictures of the new bridge that replaced the bascule bridge. They were taken by my mother, Isobel Shorock, on the day the new bridge was opened to traffic.

Belleville Turnpike Bridge
Posted June 5, 2007, by Don Shorock (don [at] shorock [dot] com)

These are postcards from 1906 showing the predecessor of the bascule bridge.

Belleville Turnpike Bridge
Posted May 2, 2007, by Anonymous
Belleville Turnpike Bridge
Posted May 2, 2007, by Anonymous

This bridge was replaced by a vertical lift bridge in the early 2000's.