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Bownes Road Bridge

Photo 

Bownes Road Bridge

looking northwest

Photo taken by Geoff Hubbs in April 1987

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #486370

Facts 

Overview
Lost Queenpost pony truss bridge over NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line on Bownes Road
Location
Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Railroads
- Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ)
- New Jersey Transit (NJTR)
- New York & Long Branch Railroad (NYLB)
Design
Queenpost pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.39391, -74.12110   (decimal degrees)
40°23'38" N, 74°07'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/574590/4471849 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 91307 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 30, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

Bownes Road Bridge
Posted May 1, 2022, by P. McCue (ilcuontv [at] aol [dot] com)

Lived & worked in the area for 50 years. 'Word on the street' [not confirmed, but makes sense] is that when railroad originally went through, landowner was going to be cut off from the local road (Kings Hyway) by the new RR cut. So the deed [to the RR] specified that the RR had to provide access to the property owner 'in perpetuity'. The bridge re-build was paid for by the RR.