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US 46 - River Drive Overpass


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Photo taken by Rob Tucher for the Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #310990



The River Drive Overpass is a typical example of a single span, multiple stringer, encased steel highway overpass built during the tenure of Morris Goodkind, chief bridge engineer for the New Jersey State Highway Department from 1925 to 1955. Goodkind emphasized the integration of architecture and aesthetics in bridge design and received awards from the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Institute of Steel Construction for his designs. The bridge was built to accommodate expansion of the state highway system west of New York City in the 1930s on N.J. Route 6, presently designated U.S. Route 46.

-- Historic American Engineering Record


Steel stringer bridge over River Drive (Cr 507) on US 46
Elmwood Park, Bergen County, New Jersey
Open to traffic
Built 1939; rehabilitated 1996
Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 64.0 ft.
Total length: 67.9 ft.
Deck width: 79.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.89345, -74.12690   (decimal degrees)
40°53'36" N, 74°07'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/573547/4527295 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
Inventory numbers
NJ 0220150 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 65137 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 89 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • December 29, 2014: Added by Dave King


  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER NJ-97 - River Drive Overpass, Spanning River Drive (County Route No. 507) at U.S. Route 46, Elmwood Park, Bergen County, NJ