Carnegie Lake Bridge
Coppied from 1987 NJ state histoic bridge survey
SUMMARY The well-proportioned 4-span stone-faced "concrete-steel bridge," as it was labeled on the original plans, is an important and dominant element in the historic district. It is also a good example of the architectonic structures favored for metropolitan civic projects in the early decades of this century. The bridge was widened and refaced in 1938. It contributes to the historic theme of the National Register district and is thus a contributing resource.
SETTING / CONTEXT
The bridge, a contributing element in the Carnegie Lake Historic District, is located immediately south of the Princeton campus, and it crosses the scenic long, narrow lake created in 1905-06 by damming the Millstone River. Its setting is well-preserved.
- Concrete arch bridge over Carnegie Lake on Washington Road
- Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey
- Open to traffic
- Built 1905; rehabilitated (widened from 1 lane to two in 1938
- - M. BUGBEE & CO.
- Deck Arch
Length of largest span: 101.1 ft.
Total length: 454.0 ft.
Deck width: 38.1 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
- Also called
- Washington Road Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.34028, -74.64917 (decimal degrees)
40°20'25" N, 74°38'57" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/529797/4465584 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
- Inventory numbers
- NJ 1100037 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 25344 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of April 2017)
- Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 68.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com
- January 21, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added details and history of bridge
- April 15, 2018: New photo from Art Suckewer
- December 29, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
- March 26, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
- April 13, 2015: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added common name of road
- April 24, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden