This structure replaces a covered wooden bridge of three spans, each about 155 feet clear, supported by two hollow piers, 35 feet by 55 feet and two abutments, built by Timothy Palmer, 1805.
At the time of removal being next to the oldest, if not the oldest, wooden highway bridge in the United States.
Dimensions of Present Bridge
A cantilever bridge, 550 feet between end pins;
Two shore arms and two river arms, 125 feet each; suspended span, 50 feet; trusses, 36 feet centers; extreme width, 56 feet 6 inches.
Material, medium steel. Built 1895, by Union Bridge Co. Elevation of capstone on pier, 187.87 feet above mean tide, at Sandy Hook.