South Street Bridge
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
- Lost Steel stringer bridge over Amtrak on South Street
- Newark, Essex County, New Jersey
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1929; Replaced 1996
- Steel stringer
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:
- Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
- 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)
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- January 3, 2015: Added by Dave King
- 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