Rating:
2 votes

Fifth Avenue Bridge

Photos 

BH Photo #432106

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Passaic River on Fifth Avenue in Paterson
Location
Passaic County, New Jersey, and Bergen County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement in 2016. Section 106 completed.
History
Built 1905; rehabilitated 1967
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 133.9 ft.
Total length: 270.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Fair Lawn Avenue Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.93389, -74.13959   (decimal degrees)
40°56'02" N, 74°08'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/572434/4531774 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Paterson
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
2,110
Inventory numbers
NJ 1600009 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 25460 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 15 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 19, 2018: Updated by Andy Peters: updates GPS coordinates
  • July 25, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • June 8, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

Sources 

  • Nathan Holth
  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Fifth Avenue Bridge
Posted July 19, 2018, by Andy Peters (anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com)

As of May 2018, this bridge still hasn't been replaced. Hopefully the project will never get off the ground and the bridge will never be replaced.

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Fifth Avenue Bridge
Posted July 19, 2018, by Andy Peters (anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com)
Fifth Avenue Bridge
Posted November 26, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Fifth Avenue Bridge
Posted July 25, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I contacted the county and learned that Section 106 was completed. The bridge is doomed. I did learn that mitigation will include development of management plans for the two remaining NR eligible bridges in the county, Straight Street and Arch Street.

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Fifth Avenue Bridge
Posted June 7, 2014, by Dennis Gottschalk (EmailForDennis [at] Gmail [dot] com)

Ain't gettin' any better

Fifth Avenue Bridge
Posted June 4, 2011, by Dan B. (danbautista [at] gmail [dot] com)

The bridge is closed to all traffic for structural repairs as of May 31, 2011 and is scheduled to reopen by the end of June 2011. I recently found out that until the mid 1980s that buses used that bridge.

Fifth Avenue Bridge
Posted November 23, 2009, by me

I cringe every time I cross this bridge. Too narrow and one day some yoyo contractor leaving Home Depot with a load of blocks in his pickup is going to be inspecting the indian fishing dam close-up.

Fifth Avenue Bridge
Posted March 17, 2009, by jojo

Better known as the Fair Lawn Avenue Bridge. The scariest bridge in NJ.