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Nevius Street Bridge

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Nevius Street Bridge

Photo taken by Brandon S. Jacobsen in 2012

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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Overview
Whipple through truss bridge over Raritan River on Nevius Street in Raritan
Location
Somerset County, New Jersey
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1886 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1938 and 2006
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Whipple through truss
2 spans of 10 panels each
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 305.1 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Recognition
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:
Raritan
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

Sources 

  • 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

Comments 

Nevius Street Bridge
Posted September 2, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Wow, that's scary looking for this bridge! Fortunately there doesn't appear to be trees and such jammed up against the bridge, which is usually what triggers collapse.

Nevius Street Bridge
Posted September 2, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

2nd image

Nevius Street Bridge
Posted September 2, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Still standing at 2pm.

Nevius Street Bridge
Posted September 2, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

https://twitter.com/MyCentralJersey/status/14333963571554959...

This photo shows flooding overnight (currently at record levels as shown by this morning's gauged reading)

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.