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CNJ/Reading - Middle Brook Bridge

Photo 

Public Domain; Published before 1923

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BH Photo #500680

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Middle Brook on Central Railroad of New Jersey/Philadelphia & Reading Railroad
Location
Somerset County, New Jersey
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Builder
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ)
- Philadelphia & Reading Railway (1896-1923) (P&R)
Design
Double barreled (three truss lines), Phoenix Columned, Whipple through truss railroad bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.56011, -74.54770   (decimal degrees)
40°33'36" N, 74°32'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/538290/4490025 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 93508 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 26, 2021: Updated by Art Suckewer: date according to info from James Stewart
  • June 24, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • June 24, 2021: New photo from Luke

Sources 

  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

CNJ/Reading - Middle Brook Bridge
Posted June 25, 2021, by JIM STEWART (JAMESEMSTEWART57 [at] GMAIL [dot] COM)

http://digital.lib.lehigh.edu/digitalbridges/PDF/sctz0069-c0...

THE PHOTO IS IN THE PHOENIX ALBUM OF DESIGNS OF 1885 WHICH CAN BE FOUND AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS, THUS DATING IT AS 1885 OR EARILIR.

CNJ/Reading - Middle Brook Bridge
Posted June 25, 2021, by Luke

Photo plate description does not mention a date.

CNJ/Reading - Middle Brook Bridge
Posted June 24, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Great find! Spectacular bridge! I suspect that is a builder’s photo. Do you know the source? It may have a date.

Regards,

Art S.