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NJT - Hogback Bridge (Old)

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NJT - Hogback Bridge (Old)

looking west in 1980

Photo taken by Scott Wertans

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

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BH Photo #484352

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Description 

Was offered up for free re-use, but reuse never panned out.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over North Branch Raritan River on New Jersey Transit
Location
Far Hills, Somerset County, New Jersey
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1890; Replaced 2003
Railroads
- Commuter Rail
- Conrail (CR)
- Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad (DLW)
- Erie Lackawanna Railroad (EL)
- New Jersey Transit (NJT)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 119.0 ft.
Total length: 119.0 ft.
Also called
EL - Hogback Bridge
Conrail - Hogback Bridge
NJT - North Branch Raritan River Bridge (Old)
DL&W - Hogback Bridge
DL&W - North Branch Raritan River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.69652, -74.65040   (decimal degrees)
40°41'47" N, 74°39'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/529536/4505127 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gladstone
Inventory number
BH 75551 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 19, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 16, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 10, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added additional information, including failed reuse plans.

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