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Landing Lane Bridge

Photos 

General View Of East Elevation, View To Wsw

Photo taken by Rob Tucher for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #312219

Map 

Description 

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

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Raritan River on Landing Lane (609)
Location
New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey
Status
All but piers and abutmrnts replaced in 1995
History
Built 1895; Reconstructed 1992; Trusses and deck replaced 1995
Builder
- Penn Bridge Co. of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
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)
42,819

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

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER NJ-74 - Landing Bridge, Spanning Raritan River at Landing Lane, New Brunswick, Middlesex County, NJ