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Alexander Road Bridge

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over Stony Brook on Alexander Road
Location
Mercer County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1905; rehabilitated 1990 replaced within the past 10 years
Design
Polygonal Warren pony truss with alternating verticals- not historic
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 104.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.33222, -74.65361   (decimal degrees)
40°19'56" N, 74°39'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/529423/4464689 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Princeton
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
12,630
Inventory numbers
NJ 1100065 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 25340 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 76 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 13, 2015: Updated by Art Suckewer: Existing span is not old
  • May 28, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn

Sources 

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

Comments 

Alexander Road Bridge
Posted October 30, 2019, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

The Alexander Road Bridge over Stony Brook was supposed to be temporary. I donít recall the justification for not doing it right the first time. Iím not disappointed that they will put in something more appropriate for the location. The adjacent canal bridge isnít old either but there was a policy of wooden decked bridges over the canal that recently changed justifying the redo.

To me, the loss of the previous Harrison Street Bridge, the partial collapse and subsequent repair of Kingston stone arch and the pending loss of Hopewellís Mine Road Bridge are of much greater consternation.

As long as they donít replace the rotating rail bridge a couple hundred feet down stream, Iím not going to make a stink regarding Alexander Road.

Regards,

Art S.

Alexander Road Bridge
Posted October 30, 2019, by Kenneth Verbeyst (ken [at] verbeyst [dot] com)

there are actually 2 bridges in close proximity to each other. The stoney brook and the canal bridge. My recollection is that the stoney brook bridge was replaced about 20 years ago. (I thought completely) with new, though very narrow bridge which traffic often must alternate to use (buses and trucks) It seems this newer bridge (per report here) is in poor condition needing replacement after just 20 years?? The other bridge also needs replacement. Road is again scheduled for closure to replace "Alexander rd" bridge? Is it both or just the older wider bridge?

Alexander Road Bridge
Posted January 16, 2013, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

This bridge was replaced by a modern pony truss many years ago.