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Nevius Street Bridge


1905 postmark

Photo uploaded by Art S.

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BH Photo #448909


Street View 


Whipple through truss bridge over Raritan River on Nevius Street in Raritan
Somerset County, New Jersey
Open to pedestrians
Built 1886 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1938 and 2006
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Whipple through truss
2 spans of 10 panels each
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 305.1 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 12, 1992
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.56460, -74.63568   (decimal degrees)
40°33'53" N, 74°38'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/530840/4490489 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
NJ 18E0801 (New Jersey bridge number)
NRHP 92001526 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 25521 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 6, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 30, 2020: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • January 10, 2020: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • January 10, 2020: New photos from Art Suckewer
  • June 2, 2019: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • March 3, 2015: Updated by Tony Dillon: Changed truss type
  • September 16, 2011: Updated by James McCray: updated info to reflect bridge's correct location and to reflect that it has been turned into a pedestrian bridge


  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs


Nevius Street Bridge
Posted March 3, 2015, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

A Whipple truss in it's technical definition IS a double-intersection Pratt truss.

So, both labels are appropriate.

Nevius Street Bridge
Posted March 3, 2015, by Anonymous

This is actually a Whipple truss bridge - two spans. The placard calls it a "double intersection" Pratt truss.