Passaic Street Bridge

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Passaic Street Bridge
Coordinates40°51′53″N 74°06′36″W / 40.86478°N 74.10998°W / 40.86478; -74.10998Coordinates: 40°51′53″N 74°06′36″W / 40.86478°N 74.10998°W / 40.86478; -74.10998
CarriesPassaic Street
CrossesPassaic River
LocalePassaic & Garfield
New Jersey
OwnerPassaic County and
Bergen County
Maintained byPassaic and Bergen
ID number020021C
Characteristics
Designthru girder
Materialsteel
Total length233 feet (71 m)
Width27.6 feet (8.4 m)
Longest span78.1 feet (23.8 m)
No. of spans3
History
Engineering design byWise and Watson
Constructed byF.R. Long
Opened1898
Passaic Street Bridge is located in Bergen County, New Jersey
Passaic Street Bridge
Passaic Street Bridge
About 16 miles from Newark Bay on the Passaic River crossing the Passaic and
Bergen county line
Passaic Street Bridge is located in Passaic County, New Jersey
Passaic Street Bridge
Passaic Street Bridge
Passaic Street Bridge (Passaic County, New Jersey)
Passaic Street Bridge is located in New Jersey
Passaic Street Bridge
Passaic Street Bridge
Passaic Street Bridge (New Jersey)
Passaic Street Bridge is located in the United States
Passaic Street Bridge
Passaic Street Bridge
Passaic Street Bridge (the United States)
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The Passaic Street Bridge is a vehicular bridge crossing the Passaic River in Passaic and Garfield, New Jersey. The girder bridge was built in 1898 and is the third to span the river at that point,[3][1] it is considered eligible for listing on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places National Register of Historic Places.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Historic Bridge Survey (Bergen) (1991-1994)" (PDF). NJDOT. 2001. Retrieved 2016-08-21. The 3-span thru girder bridge is supported on ashlar abutments and piers. Alterations include welded plates added to the girder webs and concrete caps placed on the substructure units; the floorbeams and hanger supports were replaced 1989. The well-preserved span is significant because it is a long example of its type and is the earliest documented thru girder bridge in Bergen County...The 233' long 3-span through girder with floor beams bridge supported on ashlar abutments and piers was built in 1898 replacing a bridge over the Passaic River known as the "Iron Bridge"; the bridge is composed of built up riveted plate girders and built up floor beams. In 1989 a major rehabilitation of the span included replacing the deck, stringers and repairs to the floor beams. An earlier rehabilitation included the addition of welded plates to the web of the girders at deck level. Concrete caps were added to the masonry substructure; the alterations do not mar the integrity of the original design...The 1898 through girder bridge is an early and long example of the type. Spanning the Passaic River between the cities of Garfield and Passaic, the first bridge at this crossing was constructed in 1868 following the 1866 construction of Passaic Street from Lodi through Garfield to the Passaic River; the builder, F.R. Long Company, was a New York firm that was a prolific bridge contractor in Bergen County, and it incorporated in New Jersey in 1899 moving its major operations to Hackensack; the engineers, Wise and Watson Company of Passaic, were important local bridge builders in the 19th century. An historically important crossing in the development of the cities of Garfield and Passaic and survivor of the flood of 1903, the bridge is technologically significant in that it is a long span and the earliest documented example of the multi-span girder bridge in Bergen County.
  2. ^ "Passaic River Bridge". Bridgehunter. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  3. ^ Shanya (September 10, 2014). "Passaic River Bridge". bridgesnyc. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  4. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places". New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2016-09-19.