Hamden Road Fink Through Truss Bridge
View Looking Southeast, 3/4 Elevation Photocopy Of Historic Photograph, Office Of Hunterdon County Engineer, Flemington, Nj, Ca. 1940-50. Photographer Unknown
Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record
View photos at Library of Congress
BH Photo #137422
Written by Andrew Pearce
This is/was the oldest metal bridge in the USA.
It is said that Hunterdon County kept all the parts in a warehouse, waiting for someday when the end post can be recast for an affordable price.
The Hamden Road Fink truss was an all iron bridge.
- Lost wrought iron through truss over South Branch Raritan River on CR 2 (Hamden Rd) in Hamden
- Hunterdon County, New Jersey
- Destroyed by vehicle collision in 1978
- Built 1858
- - Trenton Locomotive & Machine Works of Trenton, New Jersey (Fabricator)
- Fink through truss
Span length: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 100.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.60389, -74.90239 (decimal degrees)
40°36'14" N, 74°54'09" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/508258/4494791 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory numbers
- NRHP 74001161 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 42367 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- February 19, 2020: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
- August 15, 2012: Essay added by Andrew Pearce
- April 19, 2009: Added by James Baughn
- HAER NJ-18 - Fink Through-Truss Bridge, Hunterdon County Government Complex (moved to), Flemington vicinity, Hunterdon County, NJ
- James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
- Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com