1 vote

White Bridge Road (Replacement)


almost finished

view from West end shows skew, guard rails, lattice

Photo taken by Andrew Pearce in March 2014


BH Photo #280722


Street View 


This bridge replaces the 1886 iron bridge at this location. It is two lanes wide. The truss seems real; the lower chords are not super massive beams that could do the whole job with a truss stuck on just for decoration. A mix of real and decorative lattice is used on the verticals and diagonals, and everything is held together by being bolted to gusset plates. The upper chord is an H beam, while the lower chord is two unlatticed, separate U channels. Floor beams are hung from the lower gusset plates.


Warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over Capoolong Creek on White Bridge Road
Franklin Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Under construction
Built 2013-2014
- Kalogridis Contracting of North Brunswick, New Jersey
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Length of largest span: 72.0 ft.
Total length: 71.0 ft.
Deck width: 30.0 ft.
Also called
White Bridge Road Bridge
Capoolong Creek Bridge
White Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.58389, -74.94556   (decimal degrees)
40°35'02" N, 74°56'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/504607/4492568 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 60464 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 26, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • January 9, 2019: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • March 28, 2014: Updated by Andrew Pearce: Added category "Skewed"



White Bridge Road New Bridge
Posted April 23, 2014, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Would strongly have preferred to see the historic trusses placed on a steel stringer bridge replacement since that solution would have retained original bridge materials.

In regards to Photo #6, I would guess the bearing type to be an elastomeric or neoprene type bearing. Those are common among modern bridges and account for the "flat" appearance described.

White Bridge Road New Bridge
Posted April 17, 2014, by Matt Lohry

This bridge has transverse floor beams attached to the lower chords as well as large gusset plates with arranged bolt patterns in each, so there is definitely no question that it is a truss bridge that functions as a true Warren truss. And, modern or not, I would MUCH rather see a bridge like this than any UCEB, even if it does use fake components to look authentic. I still don't like to see any new bridge replace any historically significant bridge though, especially metal truss bridges.

White Bridge Road New Bridge
Posted April 17, 2014, by Zachary S

Pretty decent looking for a modern truss, even if some of the lattice is merely decorative.