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Hackensack River Bridge (Old)

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Hackensack River (Old)

Bridge of a double Overhead Counterweight is replaced

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in June 2013

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BH Photo #288464

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Description 

A double leaf Strauss bascule bridge was collapsed when both leaves were raised for ship traffic (See Movable Bridge Engineering Terry L.Koglin) the posts buckled causing failure to open.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Hackensack River on US Highway 1 - 9
Location
Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey
Status
Destroyed by disaster and replaced
History
Replaced 1954
Builder
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Through truss bascule
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.72751, -74.09927   (decimal degrees)
40°43'39" N, 74°05'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/576064/4508898 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jersey City
Inventory number
BH 61714 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 29, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 14, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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  • Douglas Butler