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Landing Lane Bridge


General View Of East Elevation, View To Wsw

Photo taken by Rob Tucher for the Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #312219



Landing Bridge is a representative example of late 19th century bridge design and construction, featuring Pratt trusses and riveted connections. The bridge was designed by George F. Blakely, who was at the time chief engineer for the Passaic Rolling Mill Co. of Paterson, New Jersey. It was built by the Penn Bridge Company of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. Portions of the stone abutments of the earlier bridge at this location were re-used in construction of Landing Bridge.

-- Historic American Engineering Record


Through truss bridge over Raritan River on Landing Lane (609)
New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey
All but piers and abutmrnts replaced in 1995
Built 1895; Reconstructed 1992; Trusses and deck replaced 1995
- Penn Bridge Co. of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 120.1 ft.
Total length: 358.9 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.50863, -74.46377   (decimal degrees)
40°30'31" N, 74°27'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/545431/4484351 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
NJ 123B170 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 65261 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 49.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)

Update Log 

  • April 24, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • January 4, 2015: Updated by Art Suckewer: Corrected name
  • January 4, 2015: Added by Dave King


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  • HAER NJ-74 - Landing Bridge, Spanning Raritan River at Landing Lane, New Brunswick, Middlesex County, NJ