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Abbett Avenue Bridge, Spanning Whippany River at Abbett Avenue, Morristown, Morris County, NJ



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Item Title
Abbett Avenue Bridge, Spanning Whippany River at Abbett Avenue, Morristown, Morris County, NJ

Location
Spanning Whippany River at Abbett Avenue, Morristown, NJ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NJ-35
Building/structure dates: 1896 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1978 demolished
Significance: The Abbett Avenue Bridge is a late 19th Century (1896) single span pin connected Pratt pony truss. It is a representative example of 19th Century bridge construction. The bridge was originally constructed in 1896 and the road deck was reconstructed in 1941. It was a two-lane structure traversing the Whippany River which was accessible to both pedestrian and vehicular traffic. It was 73 feet long, 35 feet wide, and had a sidewalk on each side.

Subjects
Civil Engineering
Bridge Construction
Steel Truss Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW LOOKING EAST
2. COUNTY BRIDGE 120, MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY
3. VIEW NORTHWEST
4. WALKWAY LOOKING NORTHWEST
5. 3/4 LOOKING NORTH
6. RAIL AND STRUT DETAIL
7. IRON POST LOOKING EAST
8. 3/4 SUPPORT DETAIL LOOKING NORTHWEST
9. HEAD ON SUPPORT DETAIL LOOKING WEST
10. SUPPORT DETAIL LOOKING WEST
11. DETAIL VIEW OF WELDED DATES - 1896/1941 (S.E. CORNER) 3 Photocopies of drawings labeled 'Bridge Rating Program by Boswell Engineering Company
12. PLAN AND PROFILE
13. ELEVATION
14. CROSS SECTION AND DETAIL 'A'


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