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Paterson Plank Road Bridge


Paterson Plank Road Bridge

New Jersey

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)


BH Photo #289547



Lost Warren through truss bridge over Berry's Creek on Paterson Plank Road
Patterson, Hudson County, New Jersey
Replaced by a new bridge
Warren through truss swing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.78600, -74.05197   (decimal degrees)
40°47'10" N, 74°03'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/579988/4515434 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 62058 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Hudson County, New Jersey (110)
Lost (26,415)
Movable (3,063)
New Jersey (1,645)
Owned by state (16,239)
Patterson, New Jersey (2)
Replaced by new bridge (17,899)
Swing (1,520)
Through truss (15,749)
Truss (33,911)
Warren through truss (1,647)
Warren truss (6,734)

Update Log 

  • July 28, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler


  • Douglas Butler


Lost Hackensack River crossing on Paterson Plank Road?
Posted April 25, 2018, by Shalom

Also, when I first saw this page, I thought they were referring to another lost bridge. There was a crossing, also on Paterson Plank Road, from Secaucus across the Hackensack River to where the Meadowlands is now (40.805751, -74.060375). This bridge was of wood, and burned sometime in the 1940s and never got replaced; there is no longer any way to get from the Secaucus cul-de-sac to the other side of the river, or anywhere else, except by going back to Route 3.

This bridge seems not to be documented here. The old topo maps show a bridge there, as does the 1940 navigational chart of the Hackensack & Passaic Rivers; by 1969 (the next year the chart is available on line) it is gone.

Paterson Plank Road bridge: corrected coordinates.
Posted April 25, 2018, by Shalom

The coordinates posted here aren't the Berry's Creek crossing at Paterson Plank Road in Carlstadt, but some unrelated bridge miles west of there in Totowa. Also Paterson has only one T in it.

The correct co-ordinates of the Berry's Creek bridge are 40.828067, -74.079763.