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Salem Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Covered Bridge in Salem
Location
Salem, Salem County, New Jersey
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Builder
- Amos Campbell
Design
Town lattice through truss
Dimensions
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.57774, -75.46468   (decimal degrees)
39°34'40" N, 75°27'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/460091/4380994 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
NJ/30-17-01x
BH 83103 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 19, 2019: Updated by Will Truax: Confirmed and added the bridge's name, Truss Type, Builders name, build and replacement dates.
  • January 19, 2019: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • October 14, 2018: Added by Art S.

Sources 

Comments 

Salem Bridge
Posted January 19, 2019, by Don Morrison

It would seem that what google Maps is calling Salem River at the north side of Salem is actually Fenwick creek, which empties into Salem River. Bing Maps does not even indicate a waterway here in map view.

So the bridge was apparently on Market Street (45).

Salem Bridge
Posted January 19, 2019, by Will Truax (Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com)

1831

I did a little digging and found the name and the builder's name and edited the entry accordingly.

An overview (and better images) can be found here > see pg's 20 & 21 > http://tiny.cc/85qj2y

I'm surprised the Bridgewright wasn't already represented here on the database in that he, like his son, had a long prolific career including multiple Railroad Bridges.

1831 Covered bridge
Posted January 19, 2019, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Don,

I'm pretty sure you are correct. I took the liberty of posting the pic, crediting you with finding the link.

We should probably use their essay to build the description.

Angela,

Can you post the location as you believe it to be?

Regards,

Art S.

1831 Covered bridge
Posted January 18, 2019, by Don Morrison

Here's a pic - looks like the same bridge. Says it crossed Fenwick Creek. Photo 10 of 56.

https://www.nj.com/salem/index.ssf/2015/10/salem_county_rewi...

1831 Covered bridge
Posted January 18, 2019, by Angela Allen (Chickiemom1 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I am thinking possibly it is the bridge (at one time) heading out of the city and towards Mannington. Just a guess. (I have that postcard too!)