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DL&W - Boonton Industrial Spur Bridge

Photos 

DL&W Boonton Bridge

Photo by Benoit Armand via Facebook, used with permission

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BH Photo #366070

Map 

Description 

Built as part of industrial spur to foundry 1800s, reportedly last used mid-to-late 1970s, abandoned since

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned deck truss bridge over Rockaway River on former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western RR
Location
Boonton, Morris County, New Jersey
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Railroads
- Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad (DLW)
- Erie Lackawanna Railroad (EL)
Design
Deck truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.90331, -74.41279   (decimal degrees)
40°54'12" N, 74°24'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/549457/4528189 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boonton
Inventory number
BH 73902 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 30, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "Railroad"
  • March 30, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • September 25, 2016: Added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Sources 

  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

DL&W - Boonton Industrial Spur Bridge
Posted March 30, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The trusses look very light, possibly early to mid 1880s.