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Bayonne Bridge, Spanning Kill Van Kull between Bayonne & Staten Is, Bayonne, Hudson County, NJ



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Item Title
Bayonne Bridge, Spanning Kill Van Kull between Bayonne & Staten Is, Bayonne, Hudson County, NJ

Location
Spanning Kill Van Kull between Bayonne & Staten Is, Bayonne, NJ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NJ-66
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-18).
Building/structure dates: 1931 initial construction
Part of building/structure is in Staten Island (subdivision), Richmond County, NY.
Significance: (1) World's longest steel bridge for nearly half a century. (2) First use of manganese steel (for main arch ribs and rivets). (3) Use of falsework for construction of an arch span of this size never previously done.

Subjects
Civil Engineering
Steel Arch Bridges
Bridge Construction


Related Names
Amman, Othmar H.
Cass, Gilbert
Goethals, George W.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. General view looking southwest.
2. General view looking southeast.
3. Detail showing north portal.
4. Detail showing portal bracing.
5. Detail of arch superstructure.
6. Detail showing walkway and suspender cables where they join deck beams.
7. Detail of arch superstructure from south end of bridge.
8. Detail showing bridge feet, north end.
9. Detail of concrete archways supporting bridge approach, looking south.
10. Detail showing concrete support arched, looking north.
BAYONNE BRIDGE, FROM OVER STATEN ISLAND LOOKING NORTH
BAYONNE BRIDGE, IN ELEVATION FROM THE EAST
BAYONNE BRIDGE, TOP CHORD LOOKING NORTH (CONTACT PRINT MADE FROM 5 1/4" X 4 1/2" NEGATIVE)
BAYONNE BRIDGE IN PERSPECTIVE OVER THE KILL VAN KILL LOOKING WEST
BAYONNE BRIDGE LOOKING EAST, BAYONNE TO THE LEFT (CONTACT PRINT MADE FROM 5 1/4" X 4 1/2" NEGATIVE)
SPRINGING OF THE ARCH, SOUTH END OF BRIDGE, STATEN ISLAND SIDE (CONTACT PRINT MADE FROM 5 1/4" X 4 1/2" NEGATIVE)
DETAIL OF STEEL ARCH TOP CHORD (CONTACT PRINT MADE FROM 5 1/4" X 4 1/2" NEGATIVE)
VIEW FROM OVER BAYONNE LOOKING WEST AT BAYONNE BRIDGE
NEW JERSEY APPROACH TO BAYONNE BRIDGE LOOKING SOUTH
TANKER HEADING OUT FROM REFINERIES BENEATH BAYONNE BRIDGE


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