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Conrail - Bridge N.D.2F

Photos 

View Northeast- Bridge In Context, Filled Former Cnj Right-Of-Way In Foreground, Nj Turnpike Viaduct At Rear

Photo taken by Thomas J. Flagg for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #315654

Map 

Description 

Bridge N.D.2F is significant as a highly intact and representative example of a riveted Pratt through truss railroad bridge, typical of late nineteenth and early twentieth century bridge engineering. In its construction, this skewed, two-span bridge demonstrates the shift from pin-connected railroad bridges to riveted steel truss construction in the face of the increased weight and speeds of locomotives and rolling stock during this period. In addition, the construction of Bridge N.D.2F and the history of the National Docks Branch (NDB) evidence the rapid expansion of northern New Jersey port facilities and the competition among rail lines to provide access to these lucrative markets.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Filled-in Central Railroad of New Jersey on Conrail
Location
Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey
Status
Removed
History
Built 1908
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Edge Moor Plant)
Railroads
- Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ)
- Conrail (CR)
- Lehigh Valley Railroad (LV)
- National Docks & New Jersey Junction Connecting Railway (ND&NJJCR)
- National Docks Railway (NDRR)
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
LV - Bridge N.D.2F
ND&NJJCR - Bridge N.D.2F
NDR - Bridge N.D.2F
Conrail/CNJ Overpass
LV/CNJ Overpass
ND&NJJCR/CNJ Overpass
NDR//CNJ Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.70930, -74.05687   (decimal degrees)
40°42'33" N, 74°03'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/579666/4506915 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 65940 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 10, 2015: Added by Luke

Sources 

  • Luke
  • HAER NJ-104 - National Docks Branch Bridge N.D.2F, Spans former Central Railroad of New Jersey , west of New Jersey Turnpike, north of Communipaw Avenue near Johnson Avenue, Jersey City, Hudson County, NJ