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NYLE&W - Berry's Creek Bridge

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NYLE&W Berry's Creek Bridge

Rutherford NJ

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2014

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #280059

Description 

This railroad bridge carries once 4 track the bridge counterweight rolls along the track in the open position with both pulley wheels with ropes on each tower of curved tracks.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Berry's Creek on New York Lake Erie & Western Railroad
Location
Rutherford, Bergen County, New Jersey
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1896
Builder
- Union Bridge Co. of Buffalo, New York & Athens, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Erie Railroad (ERIE)
- New York, Lake Erie & Western Railroad (NYLE&W)
Design
Belidor Rolling Counterweight Bascule Drawbridge
Also called
ERIE - Berry's Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.81011, -74.09225   (decimal degrees)
40°48'36" N, 74°05'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/576562/4518073 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Weehawken
Inventory number
BH 60344 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 17, 2022: Updated by Dave King: Added builder
  • January 16, 2022: New photo from Dave King
  • May 14, 2021: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • March 21, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "New York, Lake Erie & Western Railroad", "Railroad"
  • March 21, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com