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Route 44 Mantua Creek Bridge - Paulsboro NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member HaricotVert_52
N 39° 49.882 W 075° 14.144
18S E 479828 N 4409067
Quick Description: This massive bridge seems out of place since it appears to cross only a small creek. But this creek leads to the Delaware River and had been an important transportation link for farm and industry.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 8/16/2009 4:50:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM70YD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bear and Ragged
Views: 9

Long Description:
The borough of Paulsboro grew around agriculture serving Philadelphia, and then industry along the Delaware River transportation route.
This bridge built in 1935 brings traffic across the Mantua Creek on Route 44, an important route of travel through town.
From the 1920s to the 1960s, Mantua Creek was the waterway route for commercial vessel traffic servicing refineries and factories along the waterfront in Paulsboro, NJ.

The bridge is presently staffed by a bridge tender who will open the bridge on demand during daylight hours, and with several hours notice overnight. The Coast Guard is considering changing the service to advance notice openings only.
Bridge Type: Vertical Lift Bridge

Built: 1/1/1935

Span: 85 feet

Pedestrian Traffic: yes

Bicycle Traffic: yes

Vehicular Traffic: yes

Railway Traffic: no

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