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Washington Crossing Delaware River Bridge

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Washington Crossing Bridge -- September 20, 20090

Upriver view from Pennsylvania side

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #147284

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Delaware River on PA 32-NJ 29
Location
Washington Crossing, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and Mercer County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1904
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 143.1 ft.
Total length: 877.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.29500, -74.86833   (decimal degrees)
40°17'42" N, 74°52'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/511190/4460508 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pennington
Average daily traffic (as of 1992)
6,557
Inventory numbers
PA 09 7224 9991 0005 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 30571 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2008)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 16, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • March 19, 2016: New photo from Barry Caselli
  • February 15, 2015: Updated by Art Suckewer: Fixed NJ county
  • July 1, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
  • November 12, 2011: New photos from Ian Ligget
  • October 7, 2009: Updated by Raymond Klein: Washington Crossing, PA to name & City. Other location: Hunterdon County, NJ--Overview-btwn PA & NJ-USGA Pennington, N.J. to Lambertville, NJ

Sources 

  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Ian Ligget
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Washington Crossing Delaware River Bridge
Posted October 30, 2013, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Here is a link to a picture of the bridge in 1910:

http://www.hopewellvalleyhistory.org/Did-you-know-Summertime...

Washington Crossing Delaware River Bridge
Posted October 29, 2013, by Art S (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

This bridge is in Mercer County (Hopewell Township), not Hunterdon county.

Here is a picture of the wooden covered bridge on the same stonework taken in 1902:

http://www.hopewellvalleyhistory.org/Artist-at-Washington-Cr...

http://www.hopewellvalleyhistory.org/About-Us.html

Washington Crossing Bridge at Washington Crossing, PA
Posted December 23, 2012, by tom dermody (thoreau_back [at] yahoo [dot] com)

photo 2 is looking EAST toward nj.

i lived in washington crossing nj for 18 yrs.

great site, thanks.