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NJT - Delaware & Raritan Canal Bridge

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Photo taken by Keith

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BH Photo #252870

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Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Delaware & Raritan Canal on NJT
Location
Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Commuter Rail
- New Jersey Transit (NJT)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.33411, -74.65123   (decimal degrees)
40°20'03" N, 74°39'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/529624/4464900 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Princeton
Inventory number
BH 56092 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 7, 2018: Photo imported by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • April 27, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • April 24, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

NJT - Dinky Bridge
Posted January 4, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Luke,

This will teach me to rely on my memory rather than double checking the satellite images. You are absolutely right. I played there as a kid and somehow remembered those two bridges as one.

Regards,

Art S.

NJT - Delaware & Raritan Canal Bridge
Posted January 4, 2015, by Luke

Stony brook appears to be to the east of this bridge and not crossed by a movable span.

NJT - Dinky Bridge
Posted January 4, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Based on the website Dave found, I found a better shot of this bridge:

http://www.americancanals.org/photo_gallery/D%20&%20R%20Phot...

If my memory is correct, the body of water in the picture is Stony Brook at the head of Carnegie Lake. The D&R Canal passes under the other half of the bridge to the left of the image and behind the photographer (the picture was taken from the canal's tow path) paralleling Stony Brook .

Dinky Bridge
Posted April 24, 2013, by Art S. (Auckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

This bridge is a rotating two track railroad bridge. The motion was necessary because of the Delaware & Raritan Canal.