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Easton-Phillipsburg Toll Bridge

Photos 

Easton-Phillipsburg Toll Bridge

From NJDOT Archives

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BH Photo #141657

Map 

Street Views 

Video 

Rededication of Bridge in April 2015

The re-dedication concludes a multi-year comprehensive rehabilitation of this historic bridge.

Video Courtesy Suzanne Hickey

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Bridge design 

Written by Ian Anderson

This bridge is a Pennsylvania Through truss carrying US route 22 over the Delaware River. It has a five-span plate girder approach on the New Jersey side, and a single span, modern concrete beam approach on the Pennsylvania side. This bridge is unique as it was opened in 1938, yet is built out of box beams, something seen on later truss bridges. Since every non-tension member is a box beam, and they are riveted, they appear to be original. Even more unusual are the tension members however, including the bottom chord. All tension members are eye-bars with pinned connections, despite the rest of the bridge using riveted gusset plates.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Delaware River on US 22 in Easton
Location
Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, and Warren County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1937; rehabilitated 1990; rehabilitated 2013-2015
Design
Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 550.0 ft.
Total length: 550.0 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.69453, -75.20361   (decimal degrees)
40°41'40" N, 75°12'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/482797/4504867 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Easton
Inventory numbers
PA 48 7302 9992 0010 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 31433 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2009)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 60.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
38,477

Update Log 

  • September 25, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted"
  • May 4, 2015: New video from Nathan Holth
  • July 7, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • June 26, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • April 30, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected location & added photograph
  • June 20, 2009: New photo from Ian Anderson
  • February 22, 2009: Essay added by Ian Anderson

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