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Jackson Street Bridge, Spanning Passaic River, Newark, Essex County, NJ

Jackson Street Bridge, Spanning Passaic River, Newark, Essex County, NJ

 
 
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Significance: The Jackson Street Bridge was constructed in the area of the Morris Canal, a current National Register property, on the former site if Balback Smelting and Refining Company, by Fagan Iron Works whose founder, Lawrence Fagan, was a prominent and influential businessman and politician. The structure is an early steel span truss bridge that has a unique curved chord lattice truss (also known as curved chord quadruple intersection truss), for both fixed and swing spans.
Survey number: HAER NJ-54

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Historic American Engineering Record, creator
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Newark (N.J.)40.73566, -74.17237
Google Map of 40.735657, -74.1723667
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