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Centre Bridge (old/covered)

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1923 painting

New Hope School artist Edward Redfield painted the destruction of this bridge, the painting hangs James A. Michener Museum

Painted by Edward W. Redfield July 24, 1923

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View this photo at learnmichener.org

BH Photo #440254

Map 

Description 

The three spans on the NJ side washed away Jan 8, 1841 and the bridge was subsequently rebuilt. It is unclear if the three PA spans remained or were also replaced.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Delaware River on Bridge Street
Location
Stockton, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, and Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Status
No longer exists
History
Half of the 1830 structure washed away in 1841. Either half or allof the bridge was built (or rebuilt) in 1841. Lost to a lightning strike started fire on July 22, 1923
Builder
- Amos Campbell (1830 construction)
Design
Town lattice through truss (the 1830 structure was a Town Lattice, the 1841 structure is unconfirmed)
Dimensions
Total length: 821.0 ft.
Also called
Stockton-Centre Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.40332, -74.97911   (decimal degrees)
40°24'12" N, 74°58'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/501772/4472523 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83584 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 19, 2019: Updated by Luke: Corrected builder to line up w/ other category
  • December 31, 2018: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added images, build date loss date, cause of loss and length
  • November 24, 2018: New photo from Art Suckewer

Sources 

  • Luke