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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_...