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Carnegie Lake Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Éamonn Ó Muirí

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #252786

Map 

Street Views 

Description 

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.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Carnegie Lake on Washington Road
Location
Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1905; rehabilitated (widened from 1 lane to two in 1938
Builder
- M. BUGBEE & CO.
Design
Deck Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 101.1 ft.
Total length: 454.0 ft.
Deck width: 38.1 ft.
Recognition
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:
Princeton
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
13,123
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

Update Log 

  • 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

Sources 

Comments 

Carnegie Lake Bridge
Posted January 22, 2020, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks,Art.Never thought about multiple pictures being used.

Carnegie Lake Bridge
Posted January 22, 2020, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

No offense taken George. Just explaining why I sometimes upload multiple copies of vintage images.

Carnegie Lake Bridge
Posted January 21, 2020, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

No offense,Art.I was just wondering about the writing on the pictures.

Carnegie Lake Bridge
Posted January 21, 2020, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

George,

One has writing one has a postmark. I figure they don't cover the same parts of the bridge.

I can take as many pictures as I want of the bridge as it is today, however I don't have the same luxury with historic images.

Personally, I like the historic images of existing bridges because they give more context to its history than just text.

Regards,

Art S.

Carnegie Lake Bridge
Posted January 21, 2020, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Art,i see pictures #3 and 9 are the same.Only difference is #9 has writing on it.Doesn't the writing mar any historical worth of the picture?

Carnegie Lake Bridge
Posted April 24, 2013, by Anonymous

Here is a picture of the bridge prior to widening

http://pudl.princeton.edu/sheetreader.php?obj=2v23vt493

Carnegie Lake Bridge
Posted April 24, 2013, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Here is a picture showing it's current width:

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/jag9889/4787156748/

Carnegie Lake Bridge
Posted April 24, 2013, by Anonymous

Here is a picture of the bridge prior to widening

http://pudl.princeton.edu/sheetreader.php?obj=2v23vt493

Carnegie Lake Bridge
Posted April 24, 2013, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Oh yeah, this bridge can be seen in the opening sequence of the 'House' TV series.

Carnegie Lake Bridge
Posted April 24, 2013, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

This is the Washington Road (Rt. 571) bridge. It is one of two bridges over Carnegie lake built by Andrew Carnegie when he had Carnegie Lake (Lock Carnegie) created for Princeton University's crew team in 1906. It is reenforced cast concrete four span arch bridge with stone facing It was originally a single lane and was widened in the 1930's.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jag9889/4841472191/

The other bridge, the Harrison Street Bridge, a spectacular four span iron arch bridge built at the same time as the Washington Road Bridge was torn down 20+ years ago.

http://pudl.princeton.edu/sheetreader.php?obj=1z40ks94n

The replacement is a steel bridge that is a modern interpretation of the original.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jag9889/4787093866/