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Stanton Station Road Bridge

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silhouette of builder's plaque shows fancy floral decorations and scroll work. Some bits are missing from plaques at both ends of bridge.

Photo taken by Andrew Pearce in July 2012

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BH Photo #237896

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Description 

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: The eight-panel, pin-connected, Pratt half-hip thru-truss bridge is supported on random ashlar abutments. The top chord is composed of shallow toe-out channels and cover plate with lacing. The bottom chord consists of stamped eyebars. Verticals are channels joined with lacing. Top lateral bracing is also angles joined with lattice and reinforced with latticed corner brackets. The vertical hangers have been reinforced with additional welded bars with battens. Floor beams are hung from U-bolt hangers. A noteworthy detail is the original built-up "fish-belly" shaped floor beams. The easternmost floorbeam has been replaced. Expansion is accommodated at the eastern end by roller nests. A crested scrollwork three-dimensional plaque identifies the builder and date. The ornate plaque is decorated with sunflowers and acanthus leaves. Many of the members retain their shop numbers to aid with erection. Alterations on this early bridge are minimal. In addition to the replaced floor beam, other modifications include replaced stringers, a new railing system added, and prior to 1940, horizontal mid-line reinforcing added. In 1960, the end posts, originally composed of toe-out channels joined by lattice or lacing on the top face, were modified. The lattice or lacing was removed, and the channels were joined by welded face plate."

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

see historicbridges.org for pictures of the floor beams which are made from Pratt trusses instead of solid I beams.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over South Branch Raritan River on Stanton Station Road
Location
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1880; rehabilitated 1990
Builder
- Cleveland Bridge & Iron Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 102.0 ft.
Total length: 103.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.57252, -74.86759   (decimal degrees)
40°34'21" N, 74°52'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/511207/4491313 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Flemington
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
2,300
Inventory numbers
NJ 10XX179 (New Jersey bridge number)
RQ 179
BH 25318 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2015)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 65.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 18, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • August 21, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Changed the "and" in the builder to an ampersand.
  • August 21, 2012: Updated by Andrew Pearce: added data and pictures

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Comments 

Stanton Station Road Bridge
Posted January 16, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

This bridge's restoration, together with D-300's ( http://bridgehunter.com/nj/hunterdon/10XX300/ ) won a preservation award:

http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2015/0...