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Reading Trenton Branch - Raritan River Bridge

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over Raritan River on Reading RR Trenton Line
Location
Manville, Somerset County, New Jersey
Status
Abandoned
History
line abandoned in mid 1980s
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (BO)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Conrail (CR)
- Reading Railroad (RDG)
Design
Parker through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.55203, -74.57219   (decimal degrees)
40°33'07" N, 74°34'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/536221/4489117 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bound Brook
Inventory number
BH 52487 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 26, 2015: Updated by Ian Martin: Updated status
  • May 15, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks

Sources 

  • Frank Hicks
  • Ian Martin
  • Reading Crusader - Reading Crusader The Reading's Crusader crosses the Raritan River from Manville at the Water Works in the brilliant sunshine on the final morning of operation. We got a friendly wave from the engineer back instead of a call the the railroad police li