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Oldmans Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Jodi Christman in June 2011


BH Photo #201976


Street View 


(Source) NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION - BUREAU OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - NEW JERSEY HISTORIC BRIDGE DATA: "The bridge's main span is a vertical lift with a thru-girder deck, steel towers with portal bracing and lateral stiffening trusses, wire rope lift cables, concrete counterweights with plate girder frames, and central overhead machinery house. The three approach spans are encased steel stringers with concrete balustrades. The bridge is one of three similar Waddell-type, vertical-lift bridges on old NJ 44 in Gloucester and Salem counties."


Vertical lift bridge over Oldmans Creek on US 130
Salem County, New Jersey
Open to traffic
Built 1936; altered 1968ca; rehabilitated 1996
Vertical lift with a thru-girder deck; the approach (3 spans) are encased steel stringers with concrete balustrades
Length of largest span: 85.0 ft.
Total length: 228.0 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.3 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Nortonville Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.78558, -75.40675   (decimal degrees)
39°47'08" N, 75°24'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/465171/4404038 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Marcus Hook
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
NJ 1710152 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 25487 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 60.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 24, 2021: New Street View added by Josh Schmid
  • December 7, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 27, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 19, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added name
  • August 21, 2010: New Street View added by Cliff Darby


  • Cliff Darby - cliffsta1987 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • NJDOT - Historic Bridge Survey
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Douglas Butler
  • Josh Schmid


Oldmans Creek Bridge
Posted August 20, 2010, by Rush Wickes

This bridge, which remains open to US 130 traffic, has been locked in the down position and no longer opens for navigational water traffic.