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Matawan Iron Bridge

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There were lots of multi-span Phoenix Column pony truss bridges in the area!

Photo uploaded by Art S.

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BH Photo #438816

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge
Location
Matawan, Monmouth County, New Jersey
Status
No longer exists
Builder
- Dean & Westbrook of New York, New York
Design
Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.41408, -74.22656   (decimal degrees)
40°24'51" N, 74°13'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/565620/4474004 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83586 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Dean & Westbrook (34)
Lost (22,103)
Matawan, New Jersey (3)
Monmouth County, New Jersey (65)
New Jersey (1,312)
Pin-connected (3,681)
Pony truss (15,663)
Pratt pony truss (3,461)
Pratt truss (8,675)
Truss (31,114)

Update Log 

  • November 24, 2018: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • November 24, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added GPS
  • November 24, 2018: New photo from Art Suckewer

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Comments 

Matawan Iron Bridge
Posted November 24, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

BTW, this stream network was the where a series of shark attacks occurred in 1916 that is loosely the basis of Jaws. Look it up, its kind of interesting.

Matawan Iron Bridge
Posted November 24, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Luke,

You moved the marker to the wrong spot. The one on Little Street is a three span. This is a five span.

Regards,

Art S.

Matawan Iron Bridge
Posted November 24, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Nope, different one. Two span and no Phoenic columns.

Now we need to figure out where they go! Only the three span one has support for its location.

Matawan Iron Bridge
Posted November 24, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

not sure where this one was

Matawan Iron Bridge
Posted November 24, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

Sorry wrong bridge. Deleted

Matawan Iron Bridge
Posted November 24, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Location of the five span bridge is a guess.