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Calhoun Street Bridge (covered)


1872 view of entire bridge

Photo uploaded by Art S.

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BH Photo #483281


From: https://bucksbridges.com/items/show/54

Upper Trenton or Calhoun Street Bridge (1861-1882) Morrisville - Trenton

The Trenton City Bridge Company built the Upper Trenton or Calhoun Street Bridge in 1861. It was about one mile north of the Lower Trenton Bridge.

During the Civil War, the bridge was used to ferry troops and supplies for the war effort.

The covered bridge had seven spans with a total length of 1,274 feet, including an extension of the bridge over a canal. The original construction cost was $60,000.

The Upper Trenton Bridge was totally destroyed by fire in June 1882 and replaced with an iron bridge in 1884.


Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Delaware River on Calhoun Street
Trenton, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and Mercer County, New Jersey
Destroyed by fire
Burr arch-truss
Length of largest span: 181.0 ft.
Total length: 1,277.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.21951, -74.77851   (decimal degrees)
40°13'10" N, 74°46'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/518845/4452144 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89922 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 5, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • October 4, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: added build and loss dates
  • August 4, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • July 11, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer


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