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Lower Trenton Bridge

Photos 

PA-592-6

3/4 View from SW of Free Bridge

Photo by Joseph Elliott, Summer-Fall 1999, for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #122061

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Delaware River on Alt US 1 in Morrisville
Location
Morrisville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and Mercer County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1928; rehabilitated 1969 and 2005
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 210.0 ft.
Total length: 1,021.0 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.6 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Trenton Makes Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.21000, -74.76833   (decimal degrees)
40°12'36" N, 74°46'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/519714/4451091 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Trenton West
Inventory numbers
PA 09 7409 9991 0020 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 30533 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2008)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 84.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1992)
14,868

Update Log 

  • June 25, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • September 24, 2010: New photos from Ian Anderson
  • May 26, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • October 30, 2008: Updated by Ian Anderson
  • August 20, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • HAER PA-592 - Lincoln Highway, Running from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, Fallsington, Bucks County, PA
  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Ian Anderson - macsignals [at] gmail [dot] com
  • DRJTBC - Page on the Trenton Makes Bridge
  • Wikipedia

Comments 

Lower Trenton Bridge
Posted February 7, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

According to this article, the piers are 207 years old!

http://www.centraljersey.com/articles/2014/02/07/hopewell_va...

Lower Trenton Bridge
Posted January 23, 2010, by oreo (shydd07 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

who is the archetect and the engineer?thanks

Lower Trenton Bridge
Posted September 22, 2008, by Ian Anderson (macsignals [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have some pictures of this bridge here that can be posted if you like. Also, it should be noted that this bridge used to be four lanes some time ago, two lanes in each truss "barrel." Also, the bridge was just rehabilitated again in 2005, making both directions of traffic to use on barrel at a time. The bridge house has since been replaced too, after a car crashed through the old one.

The bridge is posted at a five ton weight limit, despite its hefty structure compared to other local truss bridges.

Here's the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission's page on the bridge:

http://www.drjtbc.org/default.aspx?pageid=84

The first picture (7783) is going over the steel girder approach over NJ Route 29, leaving Jersey and going into PA.

The second picture (7784) is going across the first span.

The third picture (7785) is looking upstream between the truss spans at the pedestrian railing and the concrete road barrier. The Calhoun Street Bridge can barely be seen in the background.

The fourth picture (7786) is between the first and second spans, headed into PA.

The last picture (7787) is the portal on the PA side.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.