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Property Name Stone Sign Post Road Bridge over Plum Brook
Reference Number 16000692
State NJ
County Hunterdon
Town Delaware Township
Street Address Stone Sign Post Rd.
Multiple Property Submission Name Bridges of Delaware Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey MPS
Status Listed 10/4/2016
Areas of Significance Engineering
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/16000692.pdf
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The Stone Sign Post Road Bridge over Plum Creek is significant at the local level under National Register of Historic Places Criterion C in the area of engineering. The bridge meets the registration requirements established by the Multiple Property Documentation Form (MPDF) for the Bridges of Delaware Township, Hunterdon County, as a well preserved and largely unaltered example of a small metal truss bridge fabricated and constructed by a prominent Hunterdon County bridge builder. This bridge was fabricated by the John W. Scott Foundry of Flemington, New Jersey, a local company responsible to constructing and repairing truss bridges throughout Hunterdon and parts of Somerset County during the last decade of the 19th and first two decades of the 20th century. The Stone Sign Post Road Bridge is an example of a modified (or hybrid) Warren truss bridge fabricated and constructed by a local entrepreneurial craftsman before county engineers established specific bridge building specifications or professional engineers dominated metal truss bridge design.

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Bridges of Delaware Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey MPS

 

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