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Lower Kingtown Road Bridge West

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picture perfect

A sturdy 1925 Warren on a summer morning.

Photo taken by Andrew Pearce in August 2012

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BH Photo #238410

Description 

1992 survey: "The bridge carries one lane of a lightly traveled country road over a minor stream in a wooded rural setting near an abandoned mill. Scattered altered 19th-century houses are visible from the bridge. The setting is unspoiled." "The 4-panel Warren with verticals pony truss bridge uses riveted plate construction. It is supported on concrete abutments. The top chord and end posts are built-up box member of channels with cover plate. Many welded repairs and alterations, including replacing the inside angle of the bottom chord with rebars and plates, diminish the integrity of the bridge."

My take, 2012: If this bridge has been modified, I can't see it, other than a bit of work to the lower chord. Bridge looks clean and strong in that post-WWI way; very few rivets have been replaced with nuts and bolts and all the steel looks to be in great condition. Water levels were high so I couldn't get underneath to look around.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Capoolong Creek on Lower Kingtown Road
Location
Pittstown, Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1925; rehabilitated 1965
Design
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 52.2 ft.
Total length: 53.2 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Also called
Lower Kingtown Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.59472, -74.93833   (decimal degrees)
40°35'41" N, 74°56'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/505217/4493770 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pittstown
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
780
Inventory numbers
NJ 10XXF54 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 25275 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 43.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 26, 2021: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 30, 2012: Updated by Andrew Pearce: added data and photos

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs