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Glenmoore Railroad Bridge

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Stony Brook on CSX Railroad
Location
Glenmoore, Mercer County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1915;
Builders
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (DPG Contractor)
- Stier-March Contracting Co. of New York City, New York (Arch Contractor)
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Conrail (CR)
- Interurban
- Reading Railroad (RDG)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 50.0 ft.
Total length: 203.3 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Skew angle
11 degrees
Also called
CSX - Stony Brook Bridge
CR - Stony Brook Bridge
Reading - Stony Brook Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.36549, -74.78795   (decimal degrees)
40°21'56" N, 74°47'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/518003/4468346 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 71581 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 22, 2016: Updated by Luke: Reverted name: Railroad names do pertain to the bridges they use.
  • July 22, 2016: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added previous railroad names and reverted name back to its historic name - CSX is listed elsewhere in the disciption and has nothing to do with the bridge name
  • March 29, 2016: New Street View added by Luke

Sources 

  • Luke

Comments 

CSX - Stony Brook Bridge
Posted July 22, 2016, by Luke

IMO, the current rail line should be the one listed if the bridge has no official or common nickname.

After looking at the article the imagery came from again, the bridge is referred to in the article as the "Glenmoore Bridge", so perhaps we should call it a day and just name it "Glenmoore Railroad Bridge"...

CSX - Stony Brook Bridge
Posted July 22, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] cfom)

Luke,

Not so much for this bridge but most people that I know locally, refer to the rail line as the old Reading line.

This may be more of an issue back east than it is in the mid-west. We had all sorts of railroads. Then, everything went Amtrak/Conrail now we see all sorts of stuff, including UP on the old Reading line. While the Northeast Corridor was originally Camden and Amboy then PRR it now has Amtrak, Conrail (yes, it still seems to exist) NJ Transit, Septa and possibly NS and CSX running on the same rails. To me, considering the history of the NE Corridor, in my mind the connection is to the PRR, not Amtrak, who technically owns the line. Also having the RR name first complicates the search.

Regards,

Art S.

CSX - Stony Brook Bridge
Posted July 22, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Luke,

Most people around here that I know still refer to this rail line as the Reading line. I guess if this is the way the site wishes to handle it, I'll go along with it but it seems to go against the whole 'historic' thing.

Regards,

Art S.

CSX - Stony Brook Bridge
Posted July 22, 2016, by Luke ( )

Yes, but given the fact there hasn't been a successful railroad merger in some time* that won't be too much of an issue.

(*Not to mention the fact that the most recent attempt at a merger was admonished by multiple politicians, including the justice department.)

CSX - Stony Brook Bridge
Posted July 22, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Luke,

I understand keeping the two sections as one bridge. However, the CSX thing confuses me. Does this mean the bridge's name changes with each railroad merger?

Regards,

Art S.

Stony Brook Railroad Bridge
Posted July 22, 2016, by Luke

The abutment for the DPG is built into the arch segment, so I'd consider the DPG to be a part of the same structure.

Also, railroad names are as relevant/pertinent as highway names are in the title.

Stony Brook Railroad Bridge
Posted July 22, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Do we define the deck plate girder bridge over the roadway as a separate bridge or part of the same bridge?

CSX - Stony Brook Bridge
Posted March 29, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Thanks Luke,

The stringer always struck me as a weird addition but I guess it was always needed for the road/interurban line.

Regards,

Art S.