The original falls structure (spillway) was referred to as a "crib" dam. This crib dam was replaced in 1909 with the current spillway structure which is 175 feet wide and 40 feet tall and is known as a stone buttress dam.
The dam structure designed by NJ Engineer Col. Frank Tainter is the earliest example of a steel reinforced dam and the last remaining example of a buttress dam in the state of New Jersey.
Location. 40° 40.528′ N, 74° 53.229′ W. Marker is in High Bridge, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker can be reached from Mine Road. Touch for map. Marker is located along the Columbia Trail. Marker is in this post office area: High Bridge NJ 08829, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Taylor Steelworkers Historic Greenway (here, next to this marker); Lake Solitude and Taylor Falls (approx. 0.3 miles away); Solitude (approx. 0.3 miles away); Solitude House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union Forge
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2015, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2015, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.