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Byrd Bridge

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Byrd Bridge

The Central New Jersey Home News: August 6 1955

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BH Photo #466210

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Description 

The collapse of this bridge caused much concern about overweight vehicles using the nearby Queens Bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Bound Brook on South Avenue
Location
Middlesex, Middlesex County, New Jersey
Status
Collapsed due to an overweight truck
History
Built 1890 (according to posted aarticle); Collapsed 1955; Replaced 1956
Design
Pinned Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Also called
Bound Brook Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.58078, -74.47714   (decimal degrees)
40°34'51" N, 74°28'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/544251/4492352 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88271 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: added build date and length
  • February 18, 2020: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • February 18, 2020: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com