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Kingwood Stockton Road Bridge(s) over Lockatong Creek

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another double bridge

bridge zone includes bridge 1000010, which is the 3 arch concrete span from 1941. Truss is bridge 1000011, built first in 1940.

Photo taken by Andrew Pearce in September 2012

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BH Photo #239318

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Street View 

Description 

For the truss: "The bridge carries a 2-lane collector road over a minor stream in a wooded rural area with sparse housing. The bridge adjoins a stone arch span that crosses the flood channel"

"The skewed 4-panel riveted Warren pony truss bridge is supported on random ashlar abutments that were reinforced with concrete at an unknown date. Dated 1940 by the county, the bridge exhibits no distinctive details. It was rehabilitated in 1983 and has numerous welded repairs and reinforcing of joints. If the 1940 date is accurate, it is a late example of its type."

For the arch: "The bridge carries two lanes of a moderately traveled county road over a minor stream. The setting is wooded and rural with sparse housing. A marker identifies the adjacent structure as the 1830 tavern built to replace the 1750 log Kingswood Tavern located on the same site. The bridge is contiguous to a pony truss span (1000011) that crosses the main channel of the stream." "According to county records, the now corrugated steel-lined arches of the 3-span bridge are concrete lined. The original date of construction is not known, nor is it known if the spans are stone or concrete arches. 1941 may well be the date of reconstruction. The structure, which has larger arches flanking the central arch, is finished with coursed ashlar spandrel walls and ringstones. The undocumented span is not known to be historically or technologically distinguished. No plans survive."

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge AND concrete arch span over Lockatong Creek on CR 519 in Kingtown
Location
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Status
Collapsed due to accident, replaced
History
Built 1940; rehabilitated 1983; Collapsed due to accident 2014
Design
single span Warren pony truss, 67 ft long 26.6 ft wide
3 span concrete arch, 52 ft long 28.1 ft wide
Dimensions
Span length: 63.0 ft.
Total length: 63.0 ft.
Deck width: 26.6 ft.
Also called
CR 519 Bridge over Lockatong Creek
Lockatong Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.47120, -75.02118   (decimal degrees)
40°28'16" N, 75°01'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/498204/4480058 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lumberville
Inventory numbers
NJ 1000011 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 25271 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2011)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 43.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
2,343

Categories 

Arch (11,237)
Built 1940 (923)
Built during 1940s (3,607)
Collapsed (180)
Deck arch (10,476)
Functionally obsolete (8,044)
Have street view (22,459)
Hunterdon County, New Jersey (148)
Lost (18,855)
Lost 2015 (213)
Lost during 2010s (2,060)
New Jersey (1,205)
Owned by county (18,903)
Pony truss (15,068)
Skewed (4,699)
Span length 50-75 feet (8,978)
Steel grate deck (430)
Stone arch (2,660)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,506)
Truss (29,505)
Warren pony truss (2,954)
Warren truss (5,816)

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2012: Updated by Andrew Pearce: Two bridges, one entry.
  • September 5, 2012: Updated by Andrew Pearce: added data and Street View

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Comments 

Kingwood Stockton Road Bridge(s) over Lockatong Creek
Posted March 24, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Demolition scheduled for Sept 14
Posted September 8, 2015, by Andrew Pearce

A bridge on Route 519 that collapsed under the weight of a crane more than a year ago is due to come down soon. Demolition is expected to start around Sept. 14, county Public Works Director Thomas Mathews said Friday.

http://www.nj.com/hunterdon/index.ssf/2015/09/demolition_of_...

Kingwood Stockton Road Bridge(s) over Lockatong Creek
Posted February 18, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Kingwood Stockton Road Bridge(s) over Lockatong Creek
Posted October 31, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Kingwood Stockton Road Bridge(s) over Lockatong Creek
Posted October 22, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

I guess fixing it was too much to hope for. Now doomed:

http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2014/1...

Kingwood Stockton Road Bridge(s) over Lockatong Creek
Posted July 3, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Kingwood Stockton Road Bridge(s) over Lockatong Creek
Posted June 18, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

The truck that caused the collapse weighed 80 tones!:

http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2014/0...

Kingwood Stockton Road Bridge(s) over Lockatong Creek
Posted June 17, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Kingwood Stockton Road Bridge(s) over Lockatong Creek
Posted June 12, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

A truck hauling a crane decided to test the bridge's capabilities:

http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2014/0...