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Doctors Creek Bridge

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Description 

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.

Facts 

Overview
Lost warren pony truss bridge over Doctors Creek on Crosswicks Ham. Sq.
Location
Mercer County, New Jersey
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1915; rehabilitated 1966; replaced 2000
Builders
- Brown & Mackenthum (BUILDER)
- Theodore Tobish, Co. (ENGINEER)
Design
4 panel Warren pony truss with verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 62.0 ft.
Total length: 64.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.9 ft.
Recognition
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)
4,375
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

Sources 

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