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Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge

Photos 

very sharp corner keeps speeds down.

Photo taken by Andrew Pearce in September 2012

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BH Photo #238639

Map 

Description 

"The skewed, 6-panel riveted pony truss bridge is built with a slight camber, a common railroad overpass design detail. Vertical members are laced angles reinforced with battens at the bottom. Center panel diagonals are also reinforced with a central gusset plate and battens."

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Black River & Western RR on Pennsylvania Avenue Ext.
Location
Flemington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Status
Removed
History
Built 1918; rehabilitated 1965
Railroad
- Black River & Western Railroad (BRW)
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 74.2 ft.
Total length: 75.1 ft.
Deck width: 19.4 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.51528, -74.84222   (decimal degrees)
40°30'55" N, 74°50'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/513366/4484962 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Flemington
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
639
Inventory numbers
NJ 100Q168 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 25295 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2013)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 30.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • April 20, 2015: Updated by Luke: Updated status per forum comment
  • September 26, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Black River & Western Railroad"

Sources 

Comments 

Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge
Posted April 20, 2015, by Bill Woodall (wpwoodall [at] gmail [dot] com)

You'll need to classify this one as "Lost" - it was removed during 2014 and replaced by a grade crossing.

http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2014/0...