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National Docks Branch Bridge N.D.2F, Spans former Central Railroad of New Jersey , west of New Jersey Turnpike, north of Communipaw Avenue near Johnson Avenue, Jersey City, Hudson County, NJ

National Docks Branch Bridge N.D.2F, Spans former Central Railroad of New Jersey , west of New Jersey Turnpike, north of Communipaw Avenue near Johnson Avenue, Jersey City, Hudson County, NJ

 
 
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Significance: Bridge N.D.2F is significant as a highly intact and representative example of a riveted Pratt through truss railroad bridge, typical of late nineteenth and early twentieth century bridge engineering. In its construction, this skewed, two-span bridge demonstrates the shift from pin-connected railroad bridges to riveted steel truss construction in the face of the increased weight and speeds of locomotives and rolling stock during this period. In addition, the construction of Bridge N.D.2F and the history of the National Docks Branch (NDB) evidence the rapid expansion of northern New Jersey port facilities and the competition among rail lines to provide access to these lucrative markets.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N757
Survey number: HAER NJ-104
Building/structure dates: 1908 Initial Construction

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Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Alfson, Mary, transmitter
Flagg, Thomas J, photographer
Lynn Drobbin & Associates, historian
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Jersey City40.72816, -74.07764
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