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Florida Grove Road Overpass

Photo 

Florida Grove Road Overpass - LV RR now trail

Photo taken by Jeff Kovacs in July 1985

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #455800

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Timber stringer bridge over LV RR Perth Amboy Branch now trail on Florida Grove Road
Location
Fords, Middlesex County, New Jersey
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Railroad
- Lehigh Valley Railroad (LV)
Design
Timber stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.52052, -74.29030   (decimal degrees)
40°31'14" N, 74°17'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/560117/4485774 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86607 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 6, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

Florida Grove Road Overpass - LV RR now trail
Posted March 1, 2021, by Dave Stiles (cdstiles [at] yahoo [dot] com)

There were 3 other bridges of similar construction on this rail road line. One was a Pierson Ave in Edison, the second one was for King George Post Road in Edison, Crows Mill Rd in Fords and Florida Grove Rd.

They all the the distinction of being set on fire by kids and vandals thru out the 1970's thru the 1980's. Their timbers soaked in creosote and tar, they would burn for a very long time. The bridge on Pierson was a single lane bridge with a sign that read "blow horn" before crossing. this bridge was removed and the roadway was leveled out. The bridge on King Geo post Road was replaced as were the other two.