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Osborn Avenue Bridge

Photos 

View West, East Elevation

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #310627

Map 

Description 

The Osborn Avenue Bridge (currently known as the Tuttle Parkway Bridge) represents the application of an important technology and is significant as one of the few surviving truss bridges associated with the former Central Railroad of New Jersey's main line. The bridge is a typical example of a steel Warren through truss highway bridge with verticals and is notable for its use as a railroad crossing. The New Jersey State Historic Preservation Officer determined the Osborn Avenue Bridge eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion C.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Raritan Valley Line on Tuttle Parkway (formerly Osborn Avenue)
Location
Union County, New Jersey
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1907; rehabilitated 1946; Replaced 1996
Builders
- Passaic Steel Co. of Patterson, New Jersey
- S. Bopdy Br.
Design
Warren through truss with all verticals
Dimensions
Span length: 106.0 ft.
Total length: 106.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.64835, -74.35689   (decimal degrees)
40°38'54" N, 74°21'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/554372/4499920 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Roselle
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
1,928
Inventory numbers
NJ 2063162 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 65106 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2015)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 78.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 28, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER NJ-102 - Osborn Avenue Bridge, Spanning New Jersey Transit Raritan Valley Line at Tuttle Parkway (formerly Osborn Avenue), Westfield, Union County, NJ