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Carnegie Lake Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Éamonn Ó Muirí

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #252786

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Carnegie Lake on Washington Road
Location
Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1905; rehabilitated 1938
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 101.1 ft.
Total length: 395.0 ft.
Deck width: 38.1 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.34028, -74.64917   (decimal degrees)
40°20'25" N, 74°38'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/529797/4465584 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Princeton
Inventory numbers
NJ 1100037 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 25344 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2015)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 68.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
13,979

Update Log 

  • December 29, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • March 26, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • April 13, 2015: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added common name of road
  • April 24, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden

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Comments 

Carnegie Lake Bridge
Posted April 24, 2013, by Anonymous

Here is a picture of the bridge prior to widening

http://pudl.princeton.edu/sheetreader.php?obj=2v23vt493

Carnegie Lake Bridge
Posted April 24, 2013, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Here is a picture showing it's current width:

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/jag9889/4787156748/

Carnegie Lake Bridge
Posted April 24, 2013, by Anonymous

Here is a picture of the bridge prior to widening

http://pudl.princeton.edu/sheetreader.php?obj=2v23vt493

Carnegie Lake Bridge
Posted April 24, 2013, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Oh yeah, this bridge can be seen in the opening sequence of the 'House' TV series.

Carnegie Lake Bridge
Posted April 24, 2013, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

This is the Washington Road (Rt. 571) bridge. It is one of two bridges over Carnegie lake built by Andrew Carnegie when he had Carnegie Lake (Lock Carnegie) created for Princeton University's crew team in 1906. It is reenforced cast concrete four span arch bridge with stone facing It was originally a single lane and was widened in the 1930's.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jag9889/4841472191/

The other bridge, the Harrison Street Bridge, a spectacular four span iron arch bridge built at the same time as the Washington Road Bridge was torn down 20+ years ago.

http://pudl.princeton.edu/sheetreader.php?obj=1z40ks94n

The replacement is a steel bridge that is a modern interpretation of the original.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jag9889/4787093866/