Wednesday, March 22, 2023

NYS&W/Erie SOC Bridge over Overpeck Creek near Hackensack River in Ridgefield Park, NJ

(Bridge Hunter; Satellite)

SOC = Strauss Overhead Counterweight

Obviously, it used to also be a road bridge. The swing bridge on the left was NYC, and it is now CSX.
Street View, Mar 2022
Nov 1977 Photo by Geoff Hubbs via BridgeHunter, License: Released into public domain

jag9889 Flickr has a good view the attachment of the of the counterweight to the rear of the movable span.

Jeffs4653 Flickr's comment confirms I'm seeing Continuous Welded Rail (CWR) across the bridge. As I expected, the bridges have notbeen  opened in decades.

It has recently seen some maintenance work. This work was funded by $4.3m from taxpayers and about $1.8m from CSX. [NorthJersey]
Street View, Aug 2018

When the swing span opened, it must have been awfully close to the bascule bridge. This bridge had a predecessor swing bridge.
3D Satellite

The NYS&W route was Erie and the CSX route was NYC's West Shore RR.
1935 Weehawken Quad @ 24,000

Photo via AgateConstruction via BridgeHunter

AgateConstruction, cropped

1 comment:

  1. I'll speculate that it used to be a two-track bridge, and when the RR was single-tracked, the unused side was planked for MoW vehicles; the guardrails keeps 'em out of the drink.