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Summit Avenue Bridge

Photos 

General View To Southeast From Summit Train Station

Photo taken by Rob Tucher for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #311576

Map 

Description 

The Summit Avenue Bridge is a contributing resource within the proposed Summit Historic District. The Summit Avenue Bridge is a component of an early grade separation project executed by the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad in New Jersey during the first quarter of the twentieth century. The Summit Avenue Bridge is a typical example of a steel through plate girder bridge, the most prevalent bridge type used during the DL&W's grade separation work.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over NJT Morristown Line(Mp 20.03) on Summit Ave. Cr 657
Location
Summit, Union County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1905; rehabilitated 1992
Railroads
- Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad (DLW)
- Erie Lackawanna Railroad (EL)
- New Jersey Transit (NJT)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 83.0 ft.
Total length: 87.9 ft.
Deck width: 36.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.71620, -74.35680   (decimal degrees)
40°42'58" N, 74°21'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/554325/4507452 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Roselle
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
13,095
Inventory numbers
NJ 2062152 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 65209 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 92.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 2, 2015: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER NJ-76 - Summit Avenue Bridge, Spanning New Jersey Transit tracks at Summit Avenue, Summit, Union County, NJ