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Property Name Raven Rock Road Bridge
Reference Number 16000691
State NJ
County Hunterdon
Town Delaware Township
Street Address Rosemont-Raven Rock Rd.
Multiple Property Submission Name Bridges of Delaware Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey MPS
Status Listed 10/4/2016
Areas of Significance Engineering, Transportation
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/16000691.pdf
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The Raven Rock Road Bridge over Lockatong Creek is significant under National Register of Historic Places Criterion A and Criterion C and meets the registration requirements established by the Multiple Property Documentation Form (MPDF) for the Bridges of Delaware Township, Hunterdon County, as a well preserved example of a technologically significant cast and wrought iron bridge. Its technological significance arises from the use of patented Phoenix wrought iron columns. Additionally, the bridge was fabricated by the Lambertville Iron Works, a local company responsible for constructing bridges throughout Hunterdon County during the last quarter of the 19th century. The Raven Rock Road Bridge exemplifies not only the use of the wrought iron Phoenix column, but also the application of this technology to a bridge designed and fabricated by before professional engineers and major bridge building companies began dominating metal truss bridge building.

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Bridges of Delaware Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey MPS

 

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