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NJT - Delair Bridge

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NJT - Delair Bridge

Swing span present near this lift span

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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Overview
Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Delaware River on Conrail Shared Assets Operations (formerly Pennsylvania RR)
Location
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, and Camden County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1896 as a swing bridge, lift span added in 1960; was the first bridge from Philadelphia to New Jersey
Builders
- Charles A. Sims & Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Substructure)
- Drake & Stratton Co. of New York City, New York & Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Substructure)
- P. McManus Co. (Substructure)
- Pencoyd Iron Works of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania (Superstructure)
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSXT)
- Commuter Rail
- Conrail Shared Assets Operations (CRCX)
- New Jersey Transit (NJT)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 542.0 ft.
Total length: 4,396.0 ft. (0.8 mi.)
Also called
CRCX - Delair Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.98225, -75.06878   (decimal degrees)
39°58'56" N, 75°04'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/494127/4425789 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Camden
Inventory number
BH 52338 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 20, 2015: New photos from Luke
  • January 27, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 11, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added builders
  • April 12, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Conrail Shared Assets Operations", "Commuter Rail"
  • August 15, 2013: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • May 3, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks

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