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New Hope-Lambertville Covered Bridge

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Card dates to 1904

Photo uploaded by Art S.

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BH Photo #437093

Map 

Description 

3 spans replaced in 1841 due to flood damage

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Delaware River on Bridge Street
Location
Lambertville, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, and Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Opened Sept. 12, 1814. Damaged by the flood of 1841 and 3 spans replaced.
Design
Wernwag Truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 175.0 ft.
Total length: 1,051.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.36488, -74.94907   (decimal degrees)
40°21'54" N, 74°56'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/504324/4468257 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83281 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 31, 2018: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • December 18, 2018: Updated by Art Suckewer: Corrected history added truss type
  • December 17, 2018: Updated by Art Suckewer: Corrected history added truss type
  • December 16, 2018: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • October 27, 2018: Added by Art S

Comments 

New Hope-Lambertville Covered Bridge (2nd)
Posted December 17, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Nick,

Monster, yes. Beautiful is in the eye of the beholder... :^)

I'll eventually find and post all of the Delaware River covered bridges. The really cool one is the Lower Trenton Bridge (the 'Trenton Makes' bridge uses its original 1805 piers and abutments) a Burr arch made by Burr himself http://bridgehunter.com/nj/mercer/trenton/ it lasted until 1875-1876.

Regards,

Art S.

New Hope-Lambertville Covered Bridge (2nd)
Posted December 17, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Holy crud, what a monster!! Beautiful.