Horseshoe Bend Road Bridge
unusual and notable
a curved road on a straight bridge. Beams flair opposite wing walls to include some of the curve
Photo taken by Andrew Pearce in September 2012
BH Photo #239542
from the 2002 survey:
"The stone arch bridge is founded directly on bedrock. Four stone masonry wing walls extend from the arch. The bridge has been widened
at the northwest and southeast corners, using rolled steel I-beams placed diagonally between the spandrel and wingwall. The additions
have concrete decks."
as of 2012:
This drop dead gorgeous little vista is more than a mile down a very steep and twisty one lane road, in a shady copse between rolling farm fields and solitary estates. The creek has carved itself a sheltered arroyo in the sandstone, beneath the dappled light of the overhanging trees. Fanstastic spot for a picnic, and probably great trout fishing when the creek has any water in it.
- Stone arch bridge over Copper Creek on Horseshoe Bend Road in Kingtown
- Hunterdon County, New Jersey
- Open to traffic
- Built 1896
- Stone arch
Span length: 21.0 ft.
Total length: 21.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
- Also called
- Horseshoe Bend Road Bridge over Copper Creek
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.51167, -75.04500 (decimal degrees)
40°30'42" N, 75°02'42" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/496187/4484550 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory numbers
- NJ 1000079 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 25264 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 04/2015)
- Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 45.1 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
- September 17, 2012: Updated by Andrew Pearce: added data and pictures