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NJTR - Delair Bridge


NJT - Delair Bridge

Swing span present near this lift span

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)


BH Photo #263748

Street Views 


Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Delaware River on NJTransit and Conrail Shared Assets Operations (formerly Pennsylvania RR)
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, and Camden County, New Jersey
Open to traffic
Built 1896 as a swing bridge, lift span added in 1960; was the first bridge from Philadelphia to New Jersey
- Charles A. Sims & Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Substructure)
- Drake & Stratton Co. of New York City, New York & Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Substructure)
- P. McManus Co. (Substructure)
- Pencoyd Iron Works of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania (Superstructure) [also known as A & P Roberts Co.]
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Commuter Rail
- Conrail Shared Assets Operations (CRCX)
- New Jersey Transit (NJTR)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals
Length of largest span: 542.0 ft.
Total length: 4,396.0 ft. (0.8 mi.)
Also called
CRCX - Delair Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.98225, -75.06878   (decimal degrees)
39°58'56" N, 75°04'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/494127/4425789 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 52338 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 1, 2022: New photo from Paul Plassman
  • June 8, 2021: New photos from Dave King
  • May 8, 2020: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 12, 2019: New Street View added by Geoff Hubbs
  • April 1, 2019: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • December 2, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 19, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • May 16, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 7, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • March 20, 2015: New photos from Luke
  • January 27, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 11, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added builders
  • April 12, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Conrail Shared Assets Operations", "Commuter Rail"
  • August 15, 2013: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • May 3, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks



NJT - Delair Bridge
Posted January 21, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com )

If it helps this rail line on the Philadelphia side crosses over the rail line that I found the Frankford Creek Bridge on that is located off of Lewis Street.