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NJT - Raritan Bay Swing Bridge

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Raritan Bay Swing Bridge

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Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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Overview
Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Raritan Bay on New Jersey Transit
Location
South Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Will be replaced owing to hurricane damage
History
Built 1908
Builder
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ)
- Commuter Rail
- Conrail (CR)
- New Jersey Transit (NJT)
- New York & Long Branch Railroad (NYLB)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals
Also called
PRR - Raritan Bay Swing Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.49655, -74.28094   (decimal degrees)
40°29'48" N, 74°16'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/560931/4483119 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
South Amboy
Inventory number
BH 52341 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 19, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • December 23, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • April 19, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • October 8, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • August 6, 2014: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • May 19, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "New Jersey Transit", "Commuter Rail", "Conrail", "Penn Central Railroad"
  • May 17, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 3, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks

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NJT - Raritan Bay Swing Bridge
Posted January 16, 2016, by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

More on proposed replacement, including six-year timetable: http://www.app.com/story/news/traffic/commuting/2016/01/14/n...

NJT - Raritan Bay Swing Bridge
Posted January 27, 2015, by Ian Martin

Scheduled for replacement as a result of damage from Hurricane Sandy: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2014/09/nj_transit_raritan_...