Raritan in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hibernia Mine 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.
Erected 2007 by Somerset County.
Location. 40° 33.534′ N, 74° 38.79′ W. Marker is in Raritan, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is on Old York Road. Click for map. Marker is located at the
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Basilone (approx. 0.6 miles away); Memorial to the Naraticong Indians (approx. 0.6 miles away); Raritan Water Power Canal (approx. 0.6 miles away); Nevius Street Bridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jersey Central Lines (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Official End Of World War I (approx. 1.5 miles away); Furman Frederick Kugler (approx. 1.6 miles away); Somerville Borough Hall (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Raritan.
1. Selco Manufacturing Corp. remanufactured & restored the Hibernia Mine Bridge
This bridge was a basket case with 1/3 of all members that were deterioriated or in an unuseable condition.
Selco manufacturing restored sections, made some new ones, welded and heat forged rods to make the columns and truss rods apear "like original" condition. The sand blasting and painting finish used a 3-part epoxy for corrosion resistance. The craftmanship required to perform these tasks involved trying several
— Submitted April 11, 2012, by joseph B Decker of West Caldwell, New Jersey.
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