South Branch Raritan River Bridge
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
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:
with links to photos of all the bridges that have graced this crossing since cameras were invented.
- Pony truss bridge over South Branch Raritan R on Studdiford Drive
- Somerset County, New Jersey
- Open to traffic
- Built 2008
- Polygonal Warren pony truss
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)
- USGS topographic map
- Inventory numbers
- NJ 18D0702 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 49643 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 10/2011)
- Deck condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 91.1 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
- August 14, 2012: Essay added by Andrew Pearce
- September 16, 2011: Added by James McCray
- James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com