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Claypit Creek Bridge

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Overview
Wooden bridge over Claypit Creek on CR 8A (Locust Avenue)
Location
Monmouth County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1920; Replaced 208
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Total length: 408.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.39366, -74.02227   (decimal degrees)
40°23'37" N, 74°01'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/582977/4471909 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sandy Hook West
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
6,920
Inventory numbers
NJ 130MT21 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 25387 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 81.8 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Beam (14,632)
Built 1920 (987)
Built during 1920s (9,625)
Have street view (25,685)
Lost 2008 (331)
Lost during 2000s (4,059)
Monmouth County, New Jersey (66)
New Jersey (1,352)
Open (38,513)
Owned by county (20,175)
Timber stringer (3,756)
Total length 250-500 feet (4,931)

Update Log 

  • November 9, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Noted replacement date.

Sources 

  • K. A. Erickson
  • Luke

Comments 

Claypit Creek Bridge
Posted November 9, 2013, by Phil Smith (ptsmithiii [at] yahoo [dot] com)

A view of the new bridge.

Claypit Creek Bridge
Posted August 8, 2013, by Jill Lynch (Jillelynch [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is no longer a wooden bridge. We used to call it the "old rickety bridge" because of the way it used to sound when you drove your car over it. A few years ago, it was replaced with a metal bridge. It's a really nice bridge, but lacks the noise and nostalgia. I suppose in 50 more years it will regain that feel. I'm working on a needlepoint of the old bridge. You can tell by the attached photos they tried to make the new one as similar to the old one as possible. Most notably, the new bridge is missing the heigh restriction bar. The needlepoint is based on a painting by David Byrne.