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Lower Landsdown Road Bridge

Photos 

West portal view. Note diagonal bracing on portal; this was added at a later date.

Photo taken by Andrew Pearce in July 2012

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BH Photo #237583

Map 

Street View 

Description 

One of the 3 Phoenix column cast and wrought iron bridges in the county, the Lower Landsdown Road Bridge is in nearly perfect and nearly original condition. It is open to vehicular traffic although it is rated only for light loads ( 6 tons ).

See more at http://www.historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowse...

Facts 

Overview
Phoenix column Pratt through truss bridge over Capoolong Creek on Lower Landsdown Road
Location
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1885; rehabilitated 1982
Builder
- Dean & Westbrook of New York, New York
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 87.9 ft.
Total length: 94.2 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Skew angle
17 degrees
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.60750, -74.91583   (decimal degrees)
40°36'27" N, 74°54'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/507120/4495190 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pittstown
Inventory numbers
NJ 10XXF82 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 25276 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
150

Update Log 

  • September 30, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Wrought Iron"
  • September 30, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein

Sources 

Comments 

Lower Landsdown Road Bridge
Posted April 6, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Ah, missed it. I need to recalibrate my eyeballs, they were off by 3 degrees.

By the way, this one of two skewed phoenix column bridges in NJ, Hibernia Mine Railroad being the other: http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=60366

Regards,

Art S.

Lower Landsdown Road Bridge
Posted April 6, 2014, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Check HistoricBridges.org :) Its actually a 17 degree skew. Extremely rare among Phoenix column bridges.

Lower Landsdown Road Bridge
Posted April 6, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

I didn't notice it mentioned but this bridge has a slight skew to it. Probably 20 degrees or so. I noticed it while driving over it but you can sort of see it in some of the pictures.

Regards,

Art S.