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Pleasure Bay Bridge

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Pleasure Bay Bridge

The Montclair Times: June 16 1883

BH Photo #466227

Map 

Description 

Completed in 1884 for $8,250.00

Was described as the last steam powered swing bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Swing through truss bridge over Branchport Creek on Monmouth Blvd
Location
Oceanport, Monmouth County, New Jersey
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1884; Replaced 1965
Builder
- E.A. Young
Design
Pratt Swing through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.32032, -73.99636   (decimal degrees)
40°19'13" N, 73°59'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/585269/4463793 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88279 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (7,566)
Built 1884 (177)
Built during 1880s (1,992)
E.A. Young (1)
Lost (24,733)
Lost 1965 (78)
Lost during 1960s (741)
Monmouth County, New Jersey (77)
Movable (2,970)
New Jersey (1,529)
Oceanport, New Jersey (2)
Owned by county (20,783)
Pratt through truss (5,390)
Pratt truss (9,297)
Replaced by new bridge (16,577)
Swing (1,453)
Through truss (15,062)
Truss (32,784)

Update Log 

  • February 20, 2020: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • February 18, 2020: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • February 18, 2020: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Pleasure Bay Bridge
Posted February 20, 2020, by Douglas Butler

Anytime Melissa

Pleasure Bay Bridge
Posted February 20, 2020, by Douglas Butler

Anytime Melissa

Pleasure Bay Bridge
Posted February 20, 2020, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Doug !

Pleasure Bay Bridge
Posted February 19, 2020, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks! I enjoyed it!

Pleasure Bay Bridge
Posted February 19, 2020, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Wow, if it was steam powered, it had to be continually manned to keep the boiler fired. It takes a while to build pressure so it had to be kept on.

I wonder what the protocol was or what the back-ups were.

Neat find!

Art S.