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PRR - D&R Canal Swing Bridge

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PRR - D&R Canal Swing Bridge

looking north in 1895

Photo from New Brunswick Free Library

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #468018

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over D&R Canal on Pennsylvania Railroad
Location
New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built as grade crossings eliminated in New Brunswick; replaced with current stone arch bridge across Raritan River
Railroad
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.50040, -74.44180   (decimal degrees)
40°30'01" N, 74°26'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/547298/4483449 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88568 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 2, 2020: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 4, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: corrected county
  • March 18, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "Railroad"
  • March 18, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler