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Route 1 Extension, Southbound Viaduct, Spanning Conrail Yards, Wilson Avenue, Delancy Street, & South Street on Routes 1 & 9 Southbound, Newark, Essex County, NJ

Route 1 Extension, Southbound Viaduct, Spanning Conrail Yards, Wilson Avenue, Delancy Street, & South Street on Routes 1 & 9 Southbound, Newark, Essex County, NJ

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Summary

Significance: This viaduct is part of the Route 1 Extension, an early example of planned, limited access, road construction built to carry high speed automobile and heavy commercial traffic. Designed and constructed from 1924 through 1932, it was one of the first highways in the nation and the first in New Jersey to be planned and laid out according to any rational economic process or formulae, and was regarded by engineers of the period as a model in its day.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1507
Survey number: HAER NJ-80
Building/structure dates: 1932 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: after 1992 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
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Location

Newark (N.J.)40.73566, -74.17237
Google Map of 40.735657, -74.1723667
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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