Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Belleville Turnpike Bridges over Passaic River in Bellevell, NJ

1790: (a wooden bridge)
1841: (Bridge Hunter) Date is from AmericanBridge.
2002: (Bridge Hunter; 3D Satellite)

Also known as Rutgers Street and Route 7.

Street View

Street View

Postcard via BridgeHunter-1841

3. VIEW SOUTHWEST, NORTH ELEVATION OF BRIDGE - Route 7 Bridge, Route 7 (1AG) over Passaic River, Belleville, Essex County, NJ


"The lower 17 miles (27 km) of the 90-mile-long (140 km) Passaic River downstream of the Dundee Dam is tidally influenced and channelized. Once one of the most heavily used waterways in the Port of New York and New Jersey, it remains partially navigable for commercial marine traffic. While requests have significantly diminished since the mid-late 20th century, the bridge at MP 11.7 and those downstream from it are required by federal regulations to open. Both bridges along New Jersey Route 7 are operated by the NJDOT. The crossing of the Hackensack River, the Wittpenn Bridge, is manned and opens on demand. The Rutgers Street Bridge requires four hours' notice for opening." [AmericanBridge, License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)]

Jonathan Konopka posted
This is the Belleville Turnpike Bridge in Belleville, New Jersey. It is a vertical lift bridge that was built in 2002 and carries the Belleville Turnpike over the Passaic River.
James Kenney: 37 million dollars and the contractor went belly up.

A 1:52 video has some drone footage, but it doesn't show it lifting.

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