White Bridge Road Bridge
An Old Pinned Pratt On Final Life Support
The supporting girders added are 36" tall. Bridge is old and beaten. Repairs made on old repairs need repairing themselves. It's a nice old bridge, but it's had a hard life and is in terrible condition.
Photo taken by Andrew Pearce in August 2012
BH Photo #238396
As of 1992:
"The bridge, on a sharp curve that restricts visibility, carries one lane of a quite country road over a minor stream. It is located in a pastoral
wooded setting with nearby open fields and farmland. A late-18th century farm is atop the hill overlooking the bridge. The remains of a
wooden stringer culvert a few feet away mark the abandoned right of way of the railroad which paralleled the stream."
"The skewed 5-panel half hip Pratt pin-connected pony truss bridge is supported on ashlar abutments. A concrete seat has been added to
the east abutment. The clips connecting vertical members to the top chord is similar to 100W069. Modifications include outriggers welded
to floorbeams and plates welded to panel points and end post. The span is too long for the crossing, suggesting it may have been moved
to this location."
As of 2012:
I don't think this bridge is too long for the crossing; the creek doesn't have a lot of flood depth here, so seasonal high water levels will be wider instead of deeper. That being said, the bridge is also not too long for this world. It's dying and is scheduled to be replaced. This will make it the first old truss bridge purposely removed in the county in 20 years, since the Greyrock road bridge. Several others have been lost to flooding in the interim, and most of the rest of them are being kept in very good shape by the county. But this one is just too bashed, too rusted, and too weak. It will be sad, but it can't be many more months now until the end. It's one of our older bridges, but the end is nigh.
- Truss bridge over Capoolong Creek on White Bridge Road
- Pittstown, Hunterdon County, New Jersey
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1886; rehabilitated 1999, Lost 2013
- Pratt pony truss with load-bearing girders added.
Length of largest span: 70.9 ft.
Total length: 71.9 ft.
Deck width: 13.8 ft.
- Skew angle
- 15 degrees
- Also called
- Capoolong Creek Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.58389, -74.94556 (decimal degrees)
40°35'02" N, 74°56'44" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/504607/4492567 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory numbers
- NJ 10XXF45 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 50673 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 08/2011)
- Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 12.3 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
- February 15, 2015: Updated by Art Suckewer: corrected status
- March 28, 2014: New photos from Andrew Pearce
- October 5, 2013: New photo from Andrew Pearce
- June 20, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge is lost
- August 30, 2012: Updated by Andrew Pearce: Added category "Pin-connected"
- December 27, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: Refined bridge type.
- December 22, 2011: Added by K. A. Erickson