Stanton Station Road Bridge
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
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 historicbridges.org for pictures of the floor beams which are made from Pratt trusses instead of solid I beams.
- Through truss bridge over South Branch Raritan River on Stanton Station Road
- Hunterdon County, New Jersey
- Open to traffic
- Built 1880; rehabilitated 1990
- - Cleveland Bridge & Iron Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
- Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 102.0 ft.
Total length: 103.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.57194, -74.86806 (decimal degrees)
40°34'19" N, 74°52'05" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/511168/4491248 (zone/easting/northing)
- USGS topographic map
- Inventory numbers
- NJ 10XX179 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 25318 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 06/2011)
- Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 5.1 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
- 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