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Central Railroad of New Jersey, Newark Bay Lift Bridge, Spanning Newark Bay, Newark, Essex County, NJ



B&W Photos

HB820526
Detail View Of Speed Relay Breakers For Raising And Lowering 210' 9' Lift Span

HB820527
Detail View Of Control Levers For Jaw Couplers And Clutch

HB820528
Detail View Of Direct Drive Sterling 'dolphin T' Model 4 Cylinder, Gasoline Tractor-type Engine With Falkbibby Flexible Coupling

HB820529
Detail View Of 210' 9' Lift Span Gearing

HB820530
Detail View Of Voltage And Ampere Meters, Relay And Bus Bar In Oil Switch House

HB820531
Detail View Of 210' 9' Lift Span Tower Sheaves And Bearings With Housing And Sheave Hoods Removed

HB820532
Detail View Of Main Breakers And Up And Down Contactors For #6 Lift Span

HB820533
Detail View Of Auxiliary Machinery For 210' 9' Lift Span

HB820534
Detail View Of Auxiliary Machinery And Gearing For 210' 9' Lift Span

HB820535
Detail View Of Floor System For 210' 9' Lift Span

HB820536
Detail View Of Air Buffer

HB820537
Detail View Of Close-up Of 210' 9' Middle Section Truss Joint

HB820538
Detail View Of Top Auxiliary Counterweight And Equalizer

HB820539
Detail End View Of Lift Span In Raised Position, View Of Centering Device And Air Buffer

HB820540
Detail View Of Main And Auxiliary Counterweights For 299' Lift Spans

HB820541
Close-up View Of Wind And Sway Bracing And Lattice Struts On 210' 9' Lift Span Locking Down Length Of Span

HB820542
Detail View Of Rivited Roof And Interior Of Auxiliary Machinery Room For 210' 9' J.a.l

HB820543
Detail View Of Dc Motor Contactors For Raising And Lowering Bridge

HB820544
Detail Of Main Breakers And Up And Down Contactors For 210' 9' Lift Span

HB820545
Detail View Of Ropes And Equalizer At Junction Of Large Counterweight

HB820546
Detail View Of Control Levers For Jaw Couples And Clutch

HB820547
Detail View Of Signal Interlock Contacts

HB820548
Detail View Of Track And Signal Interlock Contacts

HB820549
Detail View Of Transformer Bank Outside Oil Switch House (main Feed Distribution Point)

HB820550
Detail View Of Power Support Tower Located In Auxiliary Machinery Room

HB820551
Close-up View Of Track And Signal Interlock Control Levers And Indicator Lights

HB820552
Interior View Of Drawtender's Shack Looking At Main Track And Signal Control Levers And Indicator Lights

HB820553
Aerial View From West To East Along Tracks With Bridge Open

HB820554
Aerial View Looking Southeast At A 30 Degree Angle To Bridge 30

HB820555
Detail View Of Main Counterweights Amd Equalizers From Front

HB820556
Detail Side View Of Main Counterweights And Equalizers

HB820557
Detail View Looking At Center Island And Oil Switch House (main Power Feed Distribution Point)

HB820558
Detail Aerial View Looking Northeast At A 45 Degree Angle, Above 299' Span

HB820559
Close-up Aerial View Of Middle Section Of 210' 9' Lift Span Truss

HB820560
Detail Aerial View Looking South At 210' 9' Lift Bridge

HB820561
Detail Aerial View Looking Northwest At 45 Degree Angle Showing Top View Of Both Draws

HB820562
Detail Aerial View Looking Southeast At 45 Degree Angle Showing Top View Of 210' 9' Lift Span

HB820563
Detail Aerial View Looking At 210' 9' Lift Span Tower Sheaves Showing 1 Set With And 1 Set Without Sheave Hoods

HB820564
Northeast View At 45 Degree Angle Of Both Draws

HB820565
Aerial View Looking Southeast At 45 Degree Angle Of Overall View Of Cnj Bridge

HB820566
View Looking North At Both 216' And 135' Draw Openings

HB820567
Detail View Looking North At 216' Draw Openings

HB820568
Detail View Looking South At Oil Switch House And Tender's Shack

HB820569
Close-up View Of Drawtender's House And Center Island After Burning By Vandals

HB820570
View Looking South With Vessel Sealand Galloway In Foreground Showing Navigational Problem

HB820571
Aerial View Looking South And Showing Sealand Galloway

HB820572
View Looking Northwest With Sealand Galloway Photograph 49 Enlarged Print From 2 1/4' By 3' Negative

HB820573
Photocopy Of Photograph, Aerial Photograph Showing View Of Cnj Bridge Prior To Development Of Port Elizabeth

HB820574
General Layout Of Bridge

HB820575
Details Of Tops Of Piers For Lift Bridges

HB820576
Stress Sheet For 210' 9' Lift Spans

HB820577
Stress Sheet For Towers

HB820578
Stress Sheet For Towers For 210' 9' Lift Span

HB820579
General Arrangement Of 299' Lift Span

HB820580
General Arrangement Of 210' 9' Lift Span

HB820581
210' 9' Lift Span Floor System

HB820582
210' 9' Lift Span End Section Of Trusses

HB820583
210' 9'lift Span Middle Section Of Trusses

HB820584
210' 9' Lift Span Machinery Beams And Housing

HB820585
Towers For Lower Section Of Lift Span

HB820586
Towers For Upper Sections Of Lift Span

HB820587
Counterweight Computations 299' Lift Span

HB820588
Counterweight For Lift Span

HB820589
Supports For Power Cables On Lift Span

HB820590
Lift Span Tower Sheaves And Bearings

HB820591
Lift Span Ropes And Equalizers

HB820592
Lift Span Operating Machinery

HB820593
Lift Span Auxiliary Operating Machinery

HB820594
Centering Device

HB820595
Span Guides And Air Buffers

HB820596


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Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
Spanning Newark Bay, Newark, NJ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NJ-37
Building/structure dates: 1925 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1980 demolished
Significance: The Newark Bay Bridge was constructed near the end of J.A.L. Waddell's career. He was an early proponent of the vertical lift bridge, designing and building his first in 1892. Waddell's landmark book, Bridge Engineering, published in 1916, deals specifically with vertical lift bridges (Chapter XXXI). He predicted a widespread utilization of the type, a projection that was not proven true. The Newark Bay Bridge, a dual track bridge with double lift spans (one of 210' 9" and the second of 299'), was constructed after 30 years of experience for Waddell.

Subjects
Fires
Civil Engineering
Vertical Lift Bridges


Related Names
Waddell, J. A. L.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. DETAIL VIEW OF SPEED RELAY BREAKERS FOR RAISING AND LOWERING 210' 9' LIFT SPAN
2. DETAIL VIEW OF CONTROL LEVERS FOR JAW COUPLERS AND CLUTCH
3. DETAIL VIEW OF DIRECT DRIVE STERLING 'DOLPHIN T' MODEL 4 CYLINDER, GASOLINE TRACTOR-TYPE ENGINE WITH FALKBIBBY FLEXIBLE COUPLING
4. DETAIL VIEW OF 210' 9' LIFT SPAN GEARING
5. DETAIL VIEW OF VOLTAGE AND AMPERE METERS, RELAY AND BUS BAR IN OIL SWITCH HOUSE
6. DETAIL VIEW OF 210' 9' LIFT SPAN TOWER SHEAVES AND BEARINGS WITH HOUSING AND SHEAVE HOODS REMOVED
7. DETAIL VIEW OF MAIN BREAKERS AND UP AND DOWN CONTACTORS FOR #6 LIFT SPAN
8. DETAIL VIEW OF AUXILIARY MACHINERY FOR 210' 9' lift span
9. DETAIL VIEW OF AUXILIARY MACHINERY AND GEARING FOR 210' 9' LIFT SPAN
10. DETAIL VIEW OF FLOOR SYSTEM FOR 210' 9' LIFT SPAN
11. DETAIL VIEW OF AIR BUFFER
12. DETAIL VIEW OF CLOSE-UP OF 210' 9' MIDDLE SECTION TRUSS JOINT
13. DETAIL VIEW OF TOP AUXILIARY COUNTERWEIGHT AND EQUALIZER
14. DETAIL END VIEW OF LIFT SPAN IN RAISED POSITION, VIEW OF CENTERING DEVICE AND AIR BUFFER
15. DETAIL VIEW OF MAIN AND AUXILIARY COUNTERWEIGHTS FOR 299' LIFT SPANS
16. CLOSE-UP VIEW OF WIND AND SWAY BRACING AND LATTICE STRUTS ON 210' 9' LIFT SPAN LOCKING DOWN LENGTH OF SPAN
17. DETAIL VIEW OF RIVITED ROOF AND INTERIOR OF AUXILIARY MACHINERY ROOM FOR 210' 9' J.A.L. WADDELL SPAN DRIVE VERTICAL LIFT BRIDGE
18. DETAIL VIEW OF DC MOTOR CONTACTORS FOR RAISING AND LOWERING BRIDGE
19. DETAIL OF MAIN BREAKERS AND UP AND DOWN CONTACTORS FOR 210' 9' LIFT SPAN
20. DETAIL VIEW OF ROPES AND EQUALIZER AT JUNCTION OF LARGE COUNTERWEIGHT
21. DETAIL VIEW OF CONTROL LEVERS FOR JAW COUPLES AND CLUTCH
22. DETAIL VIEW OF SIGNAL INTERLOCK CONTACTS
23. DETAIL VIEW OF TRACK AND SIGNAL INTERLOCK CONTACTS
24. DETAIL VIEW OF TRANSFORMER BANK OUTSIDE OIL SWITCH HOUSE (MAIN FEED DISTRIBUTION POINT)
25. DETAIL VIEW OF POWER SUPPORT TOWER LOCATED IN AUXILIARY MACHINERY ROOM
26. CLOSE-UP VIEW OF TRACK AND SIGNAL INTERLOCK CONTROL LEVERS AND INDICATOR LIGHTS
27. INTERIOR VIEW OF DRAWTENDER'S SHACK LOOKING AT MAIN TRACK AND SIGNAL CONTROL LEVERS AND INDICATOR LIGHTS
28. AERIAL VIEW FROM WEST TO EAST ALONG TRACKS WITH BRIDGE OPEN
29. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST AT A 30 DEGREE ANGLE TO BRIDGE 30. 'BARREL SHOT' LOOKING FROM EAST TO WEST ALONG TRACK LINE
31. DETAIL VIEW OF MAIN COUNTERWEIGHTS AMD EQUALIZERS FROM FRONT
32. DETAIL SIDE VIEW OF MAIN COUNTERWEIGHTS AND EQUALIZERS
33. DETAIL VIEW LOOKING AT CENTER ISLAND AND OIL SWITCH HOUSE (MAIN POWER FEED DISTRIBUTION POINT)
34. DETAIL AERIAL VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST AT A 45 DEGREE ANGLE, ABOVE 299' SPAN
35. CLOSE-UP AERIAL VIEW OF MIDDLE SECTION OF 210' 9' LIFT SPAN TRUSS
36. DETAIL AERIAL VIEW LOOKING SOUTH AT 210' 9' LIFT BRIDGE
37. DETAIL AERIAL VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST AT 45 DEGREE ANGLE SHOWING TOP VIEW OF BOTH DRAWS
38. DETAIL AERIAL VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST AT 45 DEGREE ANGLE SHOWING TOP VIEW OF 210' 9' LIFT SPAN
39. DETAIL AERIAL VIEW LOOKING AT 210' 9' LIFT SPAN TOWER SHEAVES SHOWING 1 SET WITH AND 1 SET WITHOUT SHEAVE HOODS
40. NORTHEAST VIEW AT 45 DEGREE ANGLE OF BOTH DRAWS
41. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST AT 45 DEGREE ANGLE OF OVERALL VIEW OF CNJ BRIDGE
42. VIEW LOOKING NORTH AT BOTH 216' AND 135' DRAW OPENINGS
43. DETAIL VIEW LOOKING NORTH AT 216' DRAW OPENINGS
44. DETAIL VIEW LOOKING SOUTH AT OIL SWITCH HOUSE AND TENDER'S SHACK
45. CLOSE-UP VIEW OF DRAWTENDER'S HOUSE AND CENTER ISLAND AFTER BURNING BY VANDALS
46. VIEW LOOKING SOUTH WITH VESSEL SEALAND GALLOWAY IN FOREGROUND SHOWING NAVIGATIONAL PROBLEM
47. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING SOUTH AND SHOWING SEALAND GALLOWAY
48. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST WITH SEALAND GALLOWAY Photograph 49 enlarged print from 2 1/4' by 3' negative
49. Photocopy of photograph, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH SHOWING VIEW OF CNJ BRIDGE PRIOR TO DEVELOPMENT OF PORT ELIZABETH
50. GENERAL LAYOUT OF BRIDGE
51. DETAILS OF TOPS OF PIERS FOR LIFT BRIDGES
52. STRESS SHEET FOR 210' 9' LIFT SPANS
53. STRESS SHEET FOR TOWERS
54. STRESS SHEET FOR TOWERS FOR 210' 9' LIFT SPAN
55. GENERAL ARRANGEMENT OF 299' LIFT SPAN
56. GENERAL ARRANGEMENT OF 210' 9' LIFT SPAN
57. 210' 9' LIFT SPAN FLOOR SYSTEM
58. 210' 9' LIFT SPAN END SECTION OF TRUSSES
59. 210' 9'LIFT SPAN MIDDLE SECTION OF TRUSSES
60. 210' 9' LIFT SPAN MACHINERY BEAMS AND HOUSING
61. TOWERS FOR LOWER SECTION OF LIFT SPAN
62. TOWERS FOR UPPER SECTIONS OF LIFT SPAN
63. COUNTERWEIGHT COMPUTATIONS 299' LIFT SPAN
64. COUNTERWEIGHT FOR LIFT SPAN
65. SUPPORTS FOR POWER CABLES ON LIFT SPAN
66. LIFT SPAN TOWER SHEAVES AND BEARINGS
67. LIFT SPAN ROPES AND EQUALIZERS
68. LIFT SPAN OPERATING MACHINERY
69. LIFT SPAN AUXILIARY OPERATING MACHINERY
70. CENTERING DEVICE
71. SPAN GUIDES AND AIR BUFFERS


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