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Valley Road Bridge



Steel stringer bridge with truss decorations over Moore's Creek on Valley Road
Mercer County, New Jersey
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1973
Steel stringer with historic trusses of the Bear Tavern Bridge placed as decorations.
Length of largest span: 64.0 ft.
Total length: 69.9 ft.
Deck width: 28.5 ft.
Also called
Bear Tavern Bridge
Moore's Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.33543, -74.89912   (decimal degrees)
40°20'08" N, 74°53'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/508568/4464993 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
NJ 1100067 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 82530 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 68.4 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • August 14, 2018: Added by Nathan Holth

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Valley Road Bridge
Posted August 15, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

It is. They replaced the concrete span with a new one. I heard rumors that they would do this with the Bear Tavern Road truss because the prior bridge on the Valley road site (before 1973) was a King Through Pratt. I tried to get them to keep the truss intact elsewhere in the area but due to my health, I wasn't able to be as active in that pursuit as I had hoped.

Now the county is looking to replace the Mine Road Bridge due to minor damage from a tree. I'm trying to rally the locals but may need help.


Art. S.

Valley Road Bridge
Posted August 14, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I believe the new location for the Bear Tavern bridge is this bridge.

The trusses were placed as non-functional decorations. http://mercerme.com/old-jacobs-creek-bridge-at-new-home-on-v...

Its been widened and the overhead bracing is really weird looking, its not consistent throughout the width. Not sure who came up with that design.