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Eighth Street Bridge


Eight Street Bridge

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in February 2020


BH Photo #466545


Street Views 


Pony truss bridge over Passaic River on Eighth Street in Passaic
Passaic County, New Jersey, and Bergen County, New Jersey
Replaced by a new bridge
Future prospects
Built 1914; rehabilitated 1965; replaced in 2018
- F.R. Long & Co. of New York City, New York
- F.R. Long - W.G. Broadhurst Co. of Hackensack, New Jersey (Builder)
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Design)
Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 85.0 ft.
Total length: 292.0 ft.
Deck width: 32.2 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.85524, -74.10925   (decimal degrees)
40°51'19" N, 74°06'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/575077/4523069 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
NJ 1600004 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 25459 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 43.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 3, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 25, 2020: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • February 24, 2020: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 8, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • May 7, 2018: New photo from Luke
  • May 24, 2015: Updated by Luke: Marked as doomed
  • May 19, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 22, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added bascule type and builders.
  • June 8, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added GPS.



Eighth Street Bridge correction
Posted May 7, 2018, by Shalom

Sorry, it's the western sidewalk that has the water main. Current street view *on* the bridge still shows the bridge with cars on it, but when you get to the approaches you see the barricades (albeit with the bridge still there beyond them).

Eighth Street Bridge: it's gone
Posted April 23, 2018, by Shalom

This bridge is now removed. It was still listed in the CFR as a movable bridge, but stated that it didn't have to be opened for water traffic (especially as the downstream 2nd (Market) Street Bridge was replaced with a fixed bridge, rendering this part of the river non-navigable), plus there's a water main that was run over the eastern sidewalk that wouldn't let them open it in any case. (I've never seen it with the counterweight in place.)

What's there now is only a narrow wooden pedestrian crossing that's basically balanced on top of that water main, and a lot of cranes and excavators etc. I don't know what they're putting in its place.

Eighth Street Bridge
Posted August 30, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Flood waters have reached this bridge.