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North Branch Iron Bridge

Photo 

early 1900s image

My guess is 1870s or earlier. Note the trussed floor beams!

Photo uploaded by Art S.

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BH Photo #486107

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Description 

Confident in location as the the church and building are still there (the openings in the steeple are different but otherwise the same). Note, if location is correct, a long lens was used.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Raritan River on Rt. 28 / Easton Turnpike
Location
Branchburg, Somerset County, New Jersey
Status
No longer exists
Design
Whipple through truss. 11 Panel, looks like Phoenix Columns or cast compression members.
Also called
Easton Turnpike Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.59986, -74.67370   (decimal degrees)
40°35'60" N, 74°40'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/527607/4494390 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 91257 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Branchburg, New Jersey (1)
Lost (24,207)
New Jersey (1,494)
Somerset County, New Jersey (126)
Through truss (14,893)
Truss (32,518)
Whipple truss (380)

Update Log 

  • November 18, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer

Sources 

  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com