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Ferry Road Bridge

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signs says one lane, but it could be two in a pinch

Photo taken by Andrew Pearce in August 2012

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Description 

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.

see: http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/works/environment/pdf/...

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over Plum Brook on Ferry Road
Location
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1901, altered 1933
Design
Half-hip Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
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:
Stockton
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)
420

Update Log 

  • June 19, 2017: Updated by Dave King: Added category "Lattice Railing"
  • August 23, 2012: Updated by Andrew Pearce: added data and pictures