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NYLB - Raritan River Bridge (Old)

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Post through truss bridge over Raritan River on New York & Long Branch Railroad
Location
Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1875; Replaced 1908
Builder
- Keystone Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- New York & Long Branch Railroad (NYLB)
Design
472' Whipple through truss swing bridge
4 Pratt through trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 472.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.49591, -74.27840   (decimal degrees)
40°29'45" N, 74°16'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/561148/4483050 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
South Amboy
Inventory number
BH 75225 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 4, 2018: Updated by Nathan Holth: Changed from Post truss to Whipple truss, added historical photos showing beautiful portal.
  • January 19, 2017: Added by Luke

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