Ferry Road Bridge
signs says one lane, but it could be two in a pinch
Photo taken by Andrew Pearce in August 2012
BH Photo #237936
SUMMARY The 3-panel Pratt pin-connected half-hip pony truss bridge is supported on random ashlar abutments with wing walls. The abutments have
been reinforced with concrete toe walls. Washers separate the eye bars in the lower pin connections. Alterations include welded plates at
the panel points, additional diagonals, and outriggers. The original design has been compromised and render the bridge a technologically
undistinguished example of a well-represented bridge type in the county.
- Pony truss bridge over Plum Brook on Ferry Road
- Hunterdon County, New Jersey
- Open to traffic
- Built 1901, altered 1933
- Half-hip Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 47.9 ft.
Total length: 49.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
- Also called
- FERRY ROAD OVER PLUM BROOK
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.47806, -74.94167 (decimal degrees)
40°28'41" N, 74°56'30" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/504944/4480820 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory numbers
- NJ 100D383 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 25257 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 05/2015)
- Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 59.6 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
- June 19, 2017: Updated by Dave King: Added category "Lattice Railing"
- August 23, 2012: Updated by Andrew Pearce: added data and pictures