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Doctors Creek Bridge



From 1987 NJ state historic bridge survey:

SUMMARY The 4-panel riveted Warren with verticals pony truss bridge with original knee braces was fabricated in 1915. It is supported on concrete reinforced ashlar abutments that have been undermined. While the trusses themselves are in reasonably complete condition with only minor welded repairs, the bottom chord and bearings have been encased in concrete, and a concrete deck has been added. The bridge represents a type which was designed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries for the light vehicular traffic characteristic of rural America at the time. Despite an alteration which affects the functioning of the bottom chord, the bridge retains integrity of its original materials, construction and configuration, and is individually eligible for listing in the National Register under Criterion C.


Lost warren pony truss bridge over Doctors Creek on Crosswicks Ham. Sq.
Mercer County, New Jersey
No longer exists
Built 1915; rehabilitated 1966; replaced 2000
- Brown & Mackenthum (BUILDER)
- Theodore Tobish, Co. (ENGINEER)
4 panel Warren pony truss with verticals
Length of largest span: 62.0 ft.
Total length: 64.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.9 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.16500, -74.64667   (decimal degrees)
40°09'54" N, 74°38'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/526964/4446303 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Trenton East
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory number
BH 25349 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 96.6 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 21, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added details and history of superstructure


  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com