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Branch Third Neshanic River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Joe Brennan

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #240322

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over a branch of Third Neshanic River on CR 579
Location
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1837; rehabilitated 1974
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 18.0 ft.
Total length: 44.9 ft.
Deck width: 28.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.44667, -74.87389   (decimal degrees)
40°26'48" N, 74°52'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/510694/4477342 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hopewell
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
3,450
Inventory numbers
NJ 1000022 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 25250 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 68.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

19th Century (6,555)
Arch (11,377)
Built 1837 (11)
Built during 1830s (170)
Deck arch (10,621)
Flared (405)
Have street view (24,468)
Hunterdon County, New Jersey (167)
New Jersey (1,267)
Open (37,837)
Owned by county (19,342)
Span length under 25 feet (6,209)
Stone arch (2,729)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,361)

Update Log 

  • January 9, 2019: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • September 28, 2012: Photo imported by Andrew Pearce
  • August 12, 2011: New photos from Luke Harden

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Comments 

Branch Third Neshanic River Bridge
Posted August 12, 2011, by Joe Brennan (brennan [at] columbia [dot] edu)

Mislocated on map. This bridge is not the one right next to Dunkard Church Road but the next one about 1500 feet north. The rehabilitation of 1974 apparently involved widening the bridge. The west side has an old stone with the date 1837 but otherwise looks modern. The east side however looks convincingly old and has curved wall approaches. The flat stone top may be modern although the modern west side does not have it. Corrugated metal has been installed inside the arch.

Photos taken Aug 11 2011. 1: west side wall showing the date stone. 2: looking south, showing modern west side of bridge. 3: looking north, showing old east side (exposed to show detail of bridge).