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RDG - Parkside Avenue Bridge

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned concrete rigid frame bridge over Parkside Avenue on Reading Railroad (Abandoned)
Location
Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Future prospects
Demolition to begin November 3, 2021!
Railroad
- Reading Railroad (RDG)
Design
Concrete rigid frame
Also called
Bridge 180.1
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.23989, -74.78315   (decimal degrees)
40°14'24" N, 74°46'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/518445/4454405 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 94825 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 25, 2021: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

Comments 

Parkside Avenue Bridge
Posted January 6, 2022, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Maybe a bit of speculation on this bridge, but I’ve heard several examples of counties or cities replacing railroad bridges with modern trail bridges because they “didn’t know what they had” or “didn’t have any blueprints”. Oftentimes, these spans are easily rehabilitated and could be used for a trail.

Parkside Avenue Bridge
Posted January 6, 2022, by Helen Keller

From the article: "The existing bridge, which provides access to Route 29, will be closed starting on Nov. 3 until early April for the replacement of the abandoned railroad trail"

Parkside Avenue Bridge
Posted January 6, 2022, by Robert Heil (bobheil [at] verizon [dot] net)

Why is the county paying $2,000,000. to replace a bridge for an abandoned rail line?

Parkside Avenue Bridge
Posted October 25, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

If anyone wants to see this bridge, better do so quick! Demolition commences November 3rd! https://nj1015.com/motorists-to-face-detours-during-trenton-...