Rating:
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TISCO Bridge

Photos 

Overview

http://www.hmdb.org/Marker.asp?Marker=36999

By William Honachefsky Jr, December 2, 2004

BH Photo #213789

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Polygonal Warren pony truss bridge over South Branch Raritan River on the Taylor Steel Workers Historical Greenway
Location
High Bridge, Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Status
Open to pedestrians
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Likely builder)
- Carnegie Steel Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Iron/Steel Manufacturer)
Design
Polygonal Warren pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.66916, -74.88758   (decimal degrees)
40°40'09" N, 74°53'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/509501/4502038 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
High Bridge
Inventory number
BH 49644 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 31, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builder.
  • August 17, 2012: New photos from Andrew Pearce
  • September 16, 2011: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

TISCO Bridge
Posted August 30, 2014, by WILLIAM HONACHEFSKY JR (WILLIAM [dot] HONACHEFSKYJR [at] HOTMAIL [dot] COM)

Definitely A FASCINATING bridge. Used by the Taylor Iron and Steel Company for many years, reopened after 50 years, as part of the Greenway in 2010. Restored by Union Forge Heritage Association, with materials donated by Custom Alloy and Fox Lumber.

TISCO Bridge
Posted January 31, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Carnegie may have fabricated the steel for this bridge. However, the builder I think may be American Bridge Co. A 1908 span in Maine has a very similar stylistic appearance. http://www.historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowse...

If this bridge is as old as the one in Maine, it would be highly significant as an early poly warren.

TISCO Bridge
Posted January 31, 2013, by Bill (William [dot] honachefskyjr [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Carnegie Steel Truss