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Manners Road over Neshanic River Bridge

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roadside museum

Nice big Warren pony in great condition with original railing is now just decoration on this concrete beam bridge.

Photo taken by Andrew Pearce in September 2012

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BH Photo #238623

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Description 

As of 2002 survey: "The bridge carries a 2-lane county road over the Neshanic River in a wooded rural setting. The surrounding land is used for agricultural purposes." "The 5-panel Warren with verticals pony truss uses riveted construction. It is supported on concrete abutments with wingwalls. It was installed at this site in 1957, replacing an 1830 2-span stone arch bridge, and it appears that it is an earlier truss rebuilt for this location. The original date of the trusses is not documented, but stylistically it is a ca. 1920 span."

As of 2012: Truss now sits on top of concrete beam bridge, another "roadside museum" piece.

Facts 

Overview
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over Neshanic River on Co 609-Manners Road
Location
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Status
"Lost" Warren pony replaced by new bridge underneath it
History
Replaced 2002
Design
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Also called
CR 609 over Neshanic River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.46778, -74.81306   (decimal degrees)
40°28'04" N, 74°48'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/515848/4479694 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hopewell
Inventory numbers
100E240
BH 53443 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 9, 2019: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • September 4, 2012: Added by Andrew Pearce

Comments 

Manners Road over Neshanic River Bridge
Posted March 21, 2013, by Alexander H (basketball297 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge, and the other bridge that is nearly identical to this at Manners and Welisewitz Rd were both severely damaged and lifted off foundation by post-hurricane Floyd in 1999. We were just happy they kept the look!