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South Street Bridge

Photos 

View North, South Elevation And Setting

Photo taken by Wayne Fleming for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #311928

Map 

Description 

This viaduct is part of the Route 1 Extension, an early example of planned, limited access, road construction built to carry high speed automobile and heavy commercial traffic. Designed and constructed from 1924 through 1932, it was one of the first highways in the nation and the first in New Jersey to be planned and laid out according to any rational economic process or formulae, and was regarded by engineers of the period as a model in its day.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Amtrak on South Street
Location
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1929; Replaced 1996
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 1,314.0 ft.
Deck width: 39.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.71747, -74.15814   (decimal degrees)
40°43'03" N, 74°09'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/571103/4507735 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Elizabeth
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
37,332
Inventory numbers
NJ 0703153 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 65241 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2015)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 54.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 3, 2015: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER NJ-81 - Route 1 Extension, South Street Viaduct, Spanning Conrail & Wheeler Point Road at South Street, Newark, Essex County, NJ