Monday, November 7, 2022

1838+1877+1896+1902 Amtrak/Pennsy Bridges over Raritan River in New Brunswick, NJ

(Bridge Hunter; no Historic Bridges; Satellite)

This is part of the Northeast Corridor route.

Street View
Postcard via BridgeHunter

Erik Romatowski commented on BridgeHunter:
Originally stone, encased in concrete a few decades later (unsure of exact date but before 1970).
Was built one half at a time while 2-track Iron bridge was still in place and in service.
Mark Wallace shared
Everyone boats in to watch a RR bridge being shifted on its supports.
May 25, 1902, 120 years ago today, the Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge at New Brunswick, NJ is moved about 14 feet in only 1 minute 45 seconds. Trains passed over the relocated bridge within an hour. Spectators followed the progress on the Raritan River in small boats. This photo of the event is from the Robert Frisch Collection, an online archive hosted by the New Brunswick Free Public Library. Additional research through their online newspaper archive:

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