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Dingman's Ferry Bridge

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Photos 

View From The Pennsylvania Side

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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Videos 

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Dingmans Ferry Bridge on CBS Sunday Morning

News story on CBS Sunday Morning August 5, 1990

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Map 

Street Views 

Description 

The truss bridge, erected circa 1900, was constructed with steel columns made by the Phoenix Bridge Company. The three spans were part of a larger bridge, and were salvaged and reconstructed by the Perkins Brothers of Horseheads, New York. The third bridge to stand on this site, it was chartered by the Pennsylvania and New Jersey State Legislatures as early as 1830.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Delaware River on PA 739
Location
Pike County, Pennsylvania, and Sussex County, New Jersey
Status
Open to vehicular traffic only (no pedestrians allowed)
History
Relocated here 1900 from the Susquehanna River
Builders
- Perkins Brothers of Horseheads, New York (Relocation)
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (Original fabrication)
Design
Three-span Baltimore through truss with Phoenix columns
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 182.1 ft.
Total length: 546.9 ft.
Deck width: 17.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.22002, -74.85926   (decimal degrees)
41°13'12" N, 74°51'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/511797/4563191 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Culvers Gap
Inventory numbers
NJ 4100001 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 25560 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2014)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 11.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
4,900

Update Log 

  • April 20, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • March 3, 2017: Updated by Brian Manville: Added photographs taken after Hurricane Irene passed through the area.
  • October 28, 2016: New video from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • October 21, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • February 13, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • January 19, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • June 15, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added GPS.
  • March 9, 2009: Posted HAER photos
  • February 22, 2009: Updated by Ian Anderson: Updated w/ correct info and name

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Comments 

Dingman's Ferry Bridge
Posted January 23, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Bridge's history:

http://dcdbc.com/history.php

Dingman's Ferry Bridge
Posted November 24, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Temporarily closed for annual maintenance:

http://www.njherald.com/story/23362404/dingmans-bridge-closu...

Dingman's Ferry Bridge
Posted December 29, 2014, by Jake Lennington (simpspin [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Wow, that bridge brings back memories. I remember crossing this bridge to get to my late Grandparent's farm in NJ until I moved away in the early 80's. I'm surprised the bridge has held up after so long. What I most remember about this bridge is how creepy the area is after dark.

Dingman's Ferry Bridge
Posted December 27, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Dingman's Ferry Bridge
Posted July 23, 2014, by ArtS

The bridge is in the background of this picture:

https://mobile.twitter.com/wnepamandak/media/grid?idx=0

Dingman's Ferry Bridge
Posted March 22, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Thought this was a neat read:

http://dcdbc.com/ratesandrestr.php