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Green Sergeant Covered Bridge 30-10-01

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Historic American Buildings Survey Nathaniel R. Ewan, Photographer July 31, 1937 Exterior - Northeast Elevation

Photo taken by Historic American Buildings Survey

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Overview
Covered bridge over Wickecheoke Creek on CR 604, north of Stockton
Location
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Status
Open to westbound traffic
History
Built 1872; restored 1961; rehabilitated 2003
Builder
- Charles O. Holcombe
Design
Covered Queenpost through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 84.0 ft.
Total length: 84.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.5 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 19, 1974
Also called
Hunterdon County bridge D-304
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.44411, -74.96600   (decimal degrees)
40°26'39" N, 74°57'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/502883/4477051 (zone/easting/northing)
USGS topographic map
Stockton
Inventory numbers
NRHP 74001165 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 30-10-01 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NJ 1000110 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 36159 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2011)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 58.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
932

Update Log 

  • July 17, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
  • August 23, 2012: New photos from Andrew Pearce
  • February 29, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: Merged NBI Data
  • August 12, 2011: New photos from Luke Harden
  • February 6, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Status, Alternate name and Builder

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Green Sergeant Covered Bridge 30-10-01
Posted April 13, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Green Sergeant Covered Bridge 30-10-01
Posted April 12, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Here is a better link within the same site including tons of history, the original preservation legislation and mention of some of the nearby iron trusses:

http://goodspeedhistories.com/tag/bridges/

Green Sergeant Covered Bridge
Posted August 12, 2011, by Joe Brennan (brennan [at] columbia [dot] edu)

Two good articles on the early history of this bridge at http://goodspeedhistories.com/ -- search 'Green Sergeant'.

The present structure is a wooden covered bridge resting on a simple steel deck beam span between concrete abutments. After being damaged, the covered bridge was removed in 1960, and two one-lane steel bridges were constructed to replace it. The covered bridge was reassembled onto the north span, and the south span was finished with low stone walls.

The photos below from August 11, 2011, are intended to show some structural details. 1: East end of the bridges. 2: East end, overexposed to show interior of covered bridge. 3: Interior showing wooden structure. 4: Looking south from stream bed, showing the matching steel beams under both bridges. 5: Looking east under the covered bridge, showing the date 1961 cut into the abutment wall, and showing the wood planks that support the floor of the bridge.

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