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Raritan in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Nevius Street Bridge

 
 
Nevius Street Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, March 12, 2009
1. Nevius Street Bridge Marker
Inscription. The Nevius Street Bridge is a 300-foot-long, two span, double-intersection, Pratt through-truss bridge. It is the oldest documented metal-truss bridge in the county, being constructed in 1886 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio. The county hired two local masons, William W. Smith and Richard Farrier, to construct the stone abutments and central pier. Construction of the Nevius Street Bridge marked the first time that the Board of Chosen Freeholders hired a professional civil engineer, F.A. Dunham, to supervise the construction of a bridge. The bridge was listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places on September 11, 1992 and the National Register of Historic Places November 12, 1992. The bridge was rehabilitated by Somerset County and converted to a pedestrian bridge in 2006.
 
Erected by Somerset County.
 
Location. 40° 33.921′ N, 74° 38.155′ W. Marker is in Raritan, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is on Canal Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Raritan NJ 08869, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Raritan Water Power Canal (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial to the Naraticong Indians
Nevius Street Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., September 25, 2010
2. Nevius Street Bridge Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); John Basilone (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jersey Central Lines (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hibernia Mine Railroad Bridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Official End Of World War I (approx. 0.8 miles away); Furman Frederick Kugler (approx. 0.9 miles away); Somerville Borough Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raritan.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Nevius Street Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, March 12, 2009
3. Nevius Street Bridge
Nevius Street Bridge Construction Detail image. Click for full size.
By R. C., September 25, 2010
4. Nevius Street Bridge Construction Detail
Nevius Street Bridge Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By R. C., October 16, 2010
5. Nevius Street Bridge Dedication Plaque
Original nameplate by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company, Canton, Ohio.
Nevius Street Bridge and Raritan River image. Click for full size.
By R. C., September 25, 2010
6. Nevius Street Bridge and Raritan River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 983 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on October 17, 2012, by Thomas R. D'Amico of Somerville, New Jersey. Photos:   1. submitted on March 13, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey.   2. submitted on September 27, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   3. submitted on March 13, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey.   4. submitted on September 27, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   5. submitted on October 18, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   6. submitted on September 27, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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