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Abbett Avenue Bridge

Photos 

General View Looking East

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #118787

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Whippany River on Abbett Avenue in Morristown
Location
Morris County, New Jersey
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1896; rehabilitated 1941; demolished ca. 1978; replacement bridge built 1986
Design
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 73.0 ft.
Total length: 73.0 ft.
Deck width: 35.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.80139, -74.47167   (decimal degrees)
40°48'05" N, 74°28'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/544566/4516844 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Morristown
Inventory number
BH 36970 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (7,848)
5-panel truss (500)
Built 1896 (279)
Built during 1890s (3,055)
HAER documented (1,109)
Lost (26,398)
Morris County, New Jersey (89)
New Jersey (1,645)
Pin-connected (4,054)
Pony truss (16,571)
Pratt pony truss (3,760)
Pratt truss (9,676)
Replaced by new bridge (17,889)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,406)
Truss (33,898)

Update Log 

  • July 29, 2008: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER NJ-35 - Abbett Avenue Bridge, Spanning Whippany River at Abbett Avenue, Morristown, Morris County, NJ
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com