Rating:
2 votes

Goethals Bridge (Old)

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Overview
Lost cantilevered through truss bridge over Arthur Kill on I-278 in New York City
Location
New York City, Richmond County, New York, and Union County, New Jersey
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Opened to traffic June 29, 1928. Closed to traffic June 9, 2017 as replacement opened; Demolished 2019
Builders
- J.A.L. Waddell of Port Hope, Canada (Design Engineer)
- Port Authority of NY&NJ
Design
Cantilevered through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 336.0 ft.
Total length: 1,152.0 ft.
Deck width: 39.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 19.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.63568, -74.19670   (decimal degrees)
40°38'08" N, 74°11'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/567930/4498625 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Elizabeth
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
85,715
Inventory numbers
NY 5523059 (New York State bridge identification number)
NBI #000000005523059
BH 26715 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 49.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 3, 2020: Updated by Nick Boppel: Bridge is gone
  • December 3, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 12, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • June 19, 2017: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge closed, dismantling begun
  • December 6, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • July 2, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • May 8, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added demo plan details.
  • November 2, 2013: New photos from Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Wikipedia
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Nathan Holth
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Goethals Bridge
Posted March 21, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks nathan.I do remember reading something about a cable stayed bridge.Do you know what they might do with the old bridge?

Goethals Bridge
Posted March 20, 2016, by Nathan Holth (Nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Yes this bridge is being replaced with cable stayed bridge.

Goethals Bridge
Posted March 20, 2016, by Nathan Holth (Nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Yes this bridge is being replaced with cable stayed bridge.

Goethals Bridge
Posted March 19, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I saw this article in the Reading Eagle printed on 3-19-16.A local company in Schuykill county pa. is manufacturing prestressed beams for this bridge.The article did not mention if the bridge is being rehabbed or a new bridge is being built.If anyone knows if a new bridge is being built it would be news to me.

Goethals Bridge
Posted November 7, 2013, by K. A. Erickson

The Google-mobile stops before and then resumes after crossing this bridge. So what do they not want you to see from this bridge? The shipping containers to the North? A row of buildings? Some entity is trying really hard not to get any photography of this area.

In the post 9-11 world where everyone is supposed to know everything ... no secrets ... what do they have to hide? Is there a conspiracy? Are they working against America?

Goethals Bridge
Posted November 7, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

One of a couple unusual police encounters I have had recently photographing bridges occurred here. Was approached by a port authority cop and photography of the bridge was not allowed. It is my understanding of USA law that with a couple exceptions (military bases, nuclear power plants) if you are on public property you can photo whatever you want. Of course, I had still managed to shoot hundreds of photos including 0.5 second interval still photos over the bridge with my GoPro.

Goethals Bridge
Posted November 3, 2013, by Zachary S

And so another increasingly rare and impressive major cantilever is slated to be replaced with yet another mundane and rather run-of-the-mill cable-stayed bridge. Lovely.

*headdesk*

Goethals Bridge
Posted November 2, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

According to Wikipedia this bridge is doomed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goethals_Bridge