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South First Street Bridge

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South First Street Bridge

A Strauss bascule bridge drawing.

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in June 2013

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BH Photo #264211

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Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over Elizabeth River on South First Street in Elizabeth
Location
Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1908
Builder
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Single leaf Warren pony truss Strauss trunnion bascule. Lattice mesh around counterweight was a non-structural aesthetic consideration.
Dimensions
Span length: 80.1 ft.
Total length: 80.1 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.64194, -74.19833   (decimal degrees)
40°38'31" N, 74°11'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/567785/4499319 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Elizabeth
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
2,900
Inventory numbers
NJ 2004002 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 25602 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 98.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 29, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 22, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished and replaced with a slab of concrete.
  • August 22, 2013: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • November 15, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: Expanded design.

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