Hibernia Mine Railroad Bridge

Hibernia Mine Railroad Bridge (HM1508)

Location: Raritan, NJ 08869 Somerset County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 33.534', W 74° 38.79'

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The Hibernia Mine Railroad Bridge, constructed in 1879, is the oldest surviving metal truss bridge in Somerset County, the second oldest Phoenix column bridge in New Jersey and the only one built as a railroad bridge.

This was built by Clark, Reeves and Co. as a rail-carrying bridge on the Hibernia Mine Railroad in Morris County, New Jersey. It was moved to Mill Lane, Hillsborough Township in Somerset County in 1894 to carry vehicular traffic as part of a grade-crossing elimination project by the Central Railroad of New Jersey. In 1997, the truss was dismantled and stored at the Somerset County Public Works Facility. The bridge was reassembled as a pedestrian crossing at its present location over the Raritan Power Canal in 2007.

This bridge is a five-truss pin-connected Pratt through-truss bridge with wrought-iron Phoenix columns. These columns are the main structural members of the bridge and are made up of four rolled wrought iron segmented sections with flanges that are riveted together.
HM NumberHM1508
Year Placed2007
Placed BySomerset County
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 8:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 529927 N 4489852
Decimal Degrees40.55890000, -74.64650000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 33.534', W 74° 38.79'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 33' 32.04" N, 74° 38' 47.40" W
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Area Code(s)908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 451 Duke Island Park Bikeway, Raritan NJ 08869, US
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