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Upper Black Eddy-Milford Bridge


Upper Black Eddy-Milford -- April 4, 2010

Down River side view in the Spring

Photo taken by Raymond Klein


BH Photo #164573


Street View 


The original bridge was built in 1842, after a great flood the year before to accommodate business needs that ferries could not handle. Two more floods damaged the bridge including the Flood of 1955 in the afternmath of both Hurricane Connie and Hurricane Diane. The 1955 flood left the bridge under seven feet of water, and while not completly destorying the bridge, did csause structural damage Wikipedia

"The existing bridge, constructed in 1933, is a three-span Warren truss structure, with a total length of 700 feet. The concrete-filled steel deck w.20 feet between tri-beam guide rails. In 1996 a new galvinized plate sidewalk was added to the bridge and is supported on the up river truss on steeel cantitlever brackets. Both abutments recapped w/reinforced concrete following flood damage, were originally built in 1842 w/rubble-faced masonry. The piers, also built in 1842, are stone-filled and have been recapped with reinforced concrete." DRJTC-2010


Through truss bridge over Delaware River on PA 32-NJ 519 between Upper Black Eddy, PA & Milford, NJ
Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Open to traffic
Built 1933 by the McClintic-Marshall Co.
- Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission
- McClintic-Marshall Co. of Chicago, Illinois & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 228.0 ft.
Total length: 700.2 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.56667, -75.09833   (decimal degrees)
40°34'00" N, 75°05'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/491676/4490659 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1988)
Inventory numbers
PA 09 7203 9991 0005 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 30535 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2008)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 61.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 6, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 23, 2017: New Street View added by Matthew
  • August 13, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Riveted"
  • July 5, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
  • May 8, 2010: New photos from Raymond Klein
  • February 6, 2010: Updated by Raymond Klein: Added two photos, Changed USGS from Frenchtown, NJ to Easton, PA. Added narative from DRJTBC & Wikipedia


  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs