Wednesday, November 16, 2022

1926+1992 SOC Bridges over Mullica River near Egg Harbor City, NJ

1915: a swing bridge
1926: (HAERBridge Hunter)
1992: (Satellite)

HAER, NJ, 1-EGHAC.V, 1--3, cropped
3. VIEW OF NORTH ELEVATION, SHOWING OPEN BASCULE - Lower Bank Road Bridge, Spanning Mullica River, Egg Harbor City, Atlantic County, NJ
Otis Ellis Hovey, Movable Bridges, p.117 via HAER-data, p16

HAER, NJ, 1-EGHAC.V, 1--15

When Hill Construction replaced the 1926 bridge in 1992, they chose to do a modern version of  the overhead counterweight design. I wonder if this is the only modern version of this design in the world. I wonder if the main reason to replace the bridge was to get rid of the wood trestle we see in the HAER photos.
Street View

Street View

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