Hamden Road Bridge (North)
approaching the bridge from the south.
Photo taken by Andrew Pearce in July 2012
Written by Andrew Pearce
This bridge replaced the old truss listed as lost at
This is a fully modern plate welded I beam bridge, load rated to something like 69 tons, yet most of the strength of this 2 span pony is really only used against spring floods, not against traffic weight. This is a very strong modern bridge in a very quiet ex-suburban rural area.
- Warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over South Branch of Raritan River on Hamden Road
- Hunterdon County, New Jersey
- Open to traffic
- Built 2005
- Modern Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 80.7 ft.
Total length: 168.0 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.61167, -74.90889 (decimal degrees)
40°36'42" N, 74°54'32" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/507707/4495653 (zone/easting/northing)
- USGS topographic map
- Inventory numbers
- NJ 10XXF62 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 53176 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 08/2011)
- Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 88.3 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
- August 15, 2012: Essay added by Andrew Pearce