Milltown Road Bridge
the charm meter is off the scale at this location
A pretty little bridge by a quaint little mill set between the forested rolling hills, and though the water wheel is long gone, herons and egrets still hunt for lunch in the quiet millpond.
Photo taken by Andrew Pearce in September 2012
"The bridge carries one lane of a lightly traveled country road over a minor stream in a wooded rural setting with sparse housing. A dam is
located 150' upstream. An altered 19th-century mill and house are next to the bridge. The altered mill is not an eligible resource."
"The riveted 4-panel Warren with verticals pony truss bridge is supported on concrete abutments (from 1929) with stone wingwalls. Lattice web railings remain. Floor beam flanges are notched for connection to the verticals. The date of construction is not documented, but county engineer records state it was reconstructed in 1929. Stylistically it appears to be a 20th-century bridge."
- Pony truss bridge over Lockatong Creek on Milltown Road in Kingtown
- Hunterdon County, New Jersey
- Open to traffic
- Built 1850-1900; rehabilitated 1929
- - William Schaaf (1929)
- Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 52.2 ft.
Total length: 54.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.45329, -75.02434 (decimal degrees)
40°27'12" N, 75°01'28" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/497936/4478069 (zone/easting/northing)
- USGS topographic map
- Inventory numbers
- NJ 100K087 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 25283 (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)
Sufficiency rating: 51.3 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
- September 14, 2012: Updated by Andrew Pearce: added pictures
- September 5, 2012: Updated by Andrew Pearce: added data, new GPS numbers