Raritan River Bridge Somerville NJ
An earlier crossing of the Raritan River at Somerville, NJ at Bridge Street (approximately at the present Rt. 206 crossing). Looks just like Nevius St., which is just up river.
Listed as The Canton Iron Bridge Company (based on Melissa's article) Bid in 1886 for a total of $13,000. $7040 for superstructure being the lowest bid of nine and William H. Smith of Martinville at $6.96 per cubic yard. Opened in 1887. Although at first glance Canton Bridge Co. won the bid, it wasn't founded until 1892. Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton Ohio must be who was referred to and thus the builder.
- Whipple through truss bridge over Raritan River
- Somerville, Somerset County, New Jersey
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Listed as The Canton Iron Bridge Company (based on Melissa's article) Bid in 1886 for $13,000. ($7040 for superstructure being the lowest bid). Opened in 1887. Although Canton Bridge Co. was also based in Canton Ohio, it wasn't founded until 1892.
- - William H. Smith of Martinville (Masonry/substructure)
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
- Two span Whipple through truss totalling 300 feet
Total length: 300.0 ft.
- Also called
- Bridge Street Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.55661, -74.61503 (decimal degrees)
40°33'24" N, 74°36'54" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/532592/4489609 (zone/easting/northing)
- Inventory number
- BH 87728 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- January 12, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: updated description and location pin
- January 12, 2020: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
- January 10, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: dates and length
- Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com