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Mercer &Somerset RR-Millstone River

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circa 1906

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BH Photo #438522

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Millstone River on Mercer&Somerset RR
Location
Somerset County, New Jersey
Status
Removed but not replaced
Railroad
- Mercer & Somerset Railroad
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.50165, -74.58687   (decimal degrees)
40°30'06" N, 74°35'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/535005/4483520 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83511 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 10, 2019: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • November 16, 2018: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: Added category "Mercer & Somerset Railroad"

Comments 

Mercer &Somerset RR-Millstone River
Posted November 16, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

To clarify, the pier is a separate entity. I've been meaning to list it and some of the of the cool bridge related remains of the Mercer & Somerset here but haven't gotten to it yet.

Regards,

Art S.

Mercer &Somerset RR-Millstone River
Posted November 16, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

To clarify, the pier is a separate entity. I've been meaning to list it and some of the of the cool bridge related remains of the Mercer & Somerset here but haven't gotten to it yet.

Regards,

Art S.

Mercer &Somerset RR-Millstone River
Posted November 16, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

There is debate as to whether the bridge was put in before the M&S folded but there seems to be reasonably strong evidence that it was. However, once the Reading was able to go through, the railroad, a division of the PRR, was taken up west of the Millstone in the late 1870s. That pier has been sitting there, abandoned, since the late 1870s!!

Regards,

Art S.

Mystery Pier Sommerset County NJ
Posted November 16, 2018, by Luke

I believe this pier may be the pier mentioned in this: http://njrails.tripod.com/19th_Century/Mercer_and_somerset/M...

Mystery Pier Sommerset County NJ
Posted November 16, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

pier