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South Branch Raritan River Bridge

Photo 

Roadside view of the Studdiford Drive two span polygonal half subdivided Warren pony bridge over the South Branch of the Raritan River.

Photo taken by Andrew Pearce in August 2012

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #237558

Map 

Street View 

Essay 

Written by Andrew Pearce

There is a fantastic web page on this bridge, done by a county engineer who has spent his career working on the bridges in the area. His extensive coverage of the Studdiford Road bridge, from it's beginning prior to the Revolutionary War to a Town Lattice covered bridge in 1828, to a 1929 girder bridge built a few yards upstream that replaced that, to the modern polygonal Warren that replaced that, may all be found here:

http://setmar.com/Bridges/Studdiford/Studdiford.htm

with links to photos of all the bridges that have graced this crossing since cameras were invented.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over South Branch Raritan R on Studdiford Drive
Location
Somerset County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 2008
Design
Polygonal Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 95.1 ft.
Total length: 195.2 ft.
Deck width: 34.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.54677, -74.69629   (decimal degrees)
40°32'48" N, 74°41'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/525716/4488490 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Raritan
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
3,295
Inventory numbers
NJ 18D0702 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 49643 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2015)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 90.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 14, 2012: Essay added by Andrew Pearce
  • September 16, 2011: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com